In 2002, Qatar began implementing a standards-based K–12 reform that established new publicly-funded, privately-operated 'Independent schools.' The reform built on four principles: autonomy, accountability, variety, and choice. Early data reveal more student-centered classroom practices and higher student achievement in the new schools. But as all Ministry schools convert to independent status, many challenges remain to achieving the reform's ambitious goals.

Posted here with permission from Orient, Vol. I/2011, pp. 55-60. Copyright 2011, Duetsches Orient-Institut.

Originally published in Orient, Vol. I, 2011, pp. 55-60.

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