Qatar

Published in: Balancing Freedom, Autonomy and Accountability in Education. Volume 3 / Charles L. Glenn, Jan De Groof (Oisterwijk, The Netherlands : Wolf Legal Publishers, 2012), p. 299-317

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2013

by Louay Constant, Charles A. Goldman, Gail L. Zellman

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Qatari policymakers' pursuit of an ambitious reform of the government school system has significantly changed the country's education landscape. Once dominated by Ministry-run government schools and community schools for the significant expatriate communities residing in the country, Qatar's education system today includes Independent schools, internationally-accredited and well-respected private schools, and a tuition vouchers program that may spur further expansion of the private school system. This chapter focuses on Qatar's education system, describing the laws and policies under which both public and non-public schools operate.

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