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More than the Ride: School Buses as a Medium for Child Independence

School Bus in DubaiSchool buses literally contain every parent’s hopes and dreams.

But, more than the actual ride itself, it is also a place where a child grows.

According to the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai, a Swiss international school in Healthcare City, school buses provide learning too. When a parent lets go of their child at bus stops, their child faces reality. They understand from a young age that they have to depend on themselves more, from picking up a spot to sitting down and deciding to speak to somebody.

Below are some good-to-know facts about school buses.

It’s Safer than Family Cars

School buses are the most regulated and inspected public transportation. There’s a specific instruction for speed and braking to ensure that a child is safe. Plus, school buses are made of reinforced materials. In the case of an accident, it’s likely to repel most of the damage — if not entirely.

Bus Drivers Are Pro Drivers and Caretakers

To qualify as a school bus driver, they must have a special driving license. Along with that, they pass scenario-based examinations and specific driving training. This ensures the quality of driving skills apply to child safety in all aspects.

School Bus Rides Promote Healthier Environment

All school buses are low contributors of pollution. They also limit the number of vehicles in the streets because parents don’t have to drive their child anymore. The fewer the cars are on the road, the safer it becomes.

School Buses Help Prevent Bullying Too

To stop bullying, school buses now have cameras installed. This saves videos and sound recordings to discourage any negative activities while onboard.

School buses have come a long way in providing a safer way for a child to go to school. And aside from encouraging growth, this transportation method also aids in the discipline of every student.

What the Internationalization of Schools Accomplishes

Education in DubaiForeign exchange students are nothing unheard of in schools, especially in prominent, well-connected universities. These programs aim to integrate students from various countries into the learning culture of an institution. The hope is to enable students to learn about, understand and help other nations throughout the stay of their representative learners. It broadens the horizons of every student involved, acquainting the students with the idea of living in a large, complex and interconnected world. This is the goal in theory. In practice, it turns out that there is not much to worry about as well.

Everything New

A study conducted by professors from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom revealed the extent of advantages students exposed to an international academic program possess, and are able to bring home and share with their countries. Dr. Qing Gu and her colleagues analyzed the complexities of the transitional experience for international students.

The team gathered data regarding their subjects’ human development/maturation, as well as the speed and proficiency of the students when it comes to intercultural adaptation within a different educational and cultural environment.

Everything Different

Instructors from the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai weigh in by saying that students, whether from foreign countries or otherwise, still have that human element to them that no study can hope to extrapolate. Experience as foreign exchange students vary greatly, meaning positive results are not an assurance, but rather a likelihood.

Dr. Gu mentions that since there exists cultural incongruences and language barriers, foreign exchange students may not be able to take full advantage of their programs’ most notable gift: communication. She mentions how the performance of a student overseas hinges on the speed by which they adapt to the new learning environment as well as embed themselves into a supportive social circle.

International schools are offering students the opportunity to expand each other’s horizons. Foreign exchange student programs may be limited to major institutions, but this should not discourage students and teachers from pursuing a standard of learning worthy of global exposure and recognition.