ERIC Number: EJ962453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Adequacy, Accountability, Autonomy and Equity in a Middle Eastern School Reform: The Case of Qatar
Guarino, Cassandra M.; Tanner, Jeffery C.
International Review of Education, v58 n2 p221-245 Apr 2012
This study examines Qatar's recent and ambitious school reform in the early stages of its implementation against a set of four criteria for successful education systems drawn from guidelines developed by the international community: adequacy, accountability, autonomy and gender equity. We investigate both the initial structure of the reform and its sustainability in light of concerns that movements in these directions might be politically unfeasible. To some degree, these concerns are substantiated by the developments we trace. However, it is important to note that the reform has changed the landscape of primary and secondary education in Qatar and that many reform principles, though diluted, have been retained. This paper highlights lessons learned--both hopeful and cautionary--in the first few years of reform and presents a methodology for evaluating progress along key dimensions that can be applied to school systems in many nations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Qatar