Are Omani private schools making a better contribution than public schools in preparing young people for Higher Education?
Oman like many developing countries has a dual stream schooling system which consist of private and public or government schools. The main purpose for this paper is to look into the quality, the nature of private schools and establish if their contribution is better than that of public schools in terms of the output, which becomes the input to the higher education system of Oman and abroad.
The nature covers the legal framework that governs establishment of the dual stream or system, the policies that guide the operations and professional practices of both. Quality is about the type of curriculum, resources, programs and personnel that executes both management, teaching and learning duties in the schools. Then it will be the significance of the two streams in Oman and how they compete or complement each other.