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Post Secondary Education in Qatar

Post Secondary Education in Qatar Author Cathleen Stasz
ISBN-10 9780833045874
Release 2008-02-12
Pages 158
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The government of Qatar has made significant investments in post-secondary education to ensure that Qataris are able to contribute to the country's social and economic goals. The authors describe RAND's analysis of occupational demand and related post-secondary educational opportunities, and offer recommendations for improving the country's current provision of post-secondary education.

English Language Education Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

English Language Education Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Author Robert Kirkpatrick
ISBN-10 9783319467788
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 300
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This volume offers insights on English language education policies in Middle Eastern and North African countries, through state-of-the-art reports giving clear assessments of current policies and future trends, each expertly drafted by a specialist. Each chapter contains a general description of English education polices in the respective countries, and then expands on how the local English education policies play out in practice in the education system at all levels, in the curriculum, in teaching, and in teacher training. Essays cover issues such as the balance between English and the acquisition of the national language or the Arabic language, as well as political, cultural, economic and technical elements that strengthen or weaken the learning of English. This volume is essential reading for researchers, policy makers, and teacher trainers for its invaluable insights in the role of each of the stakeholders in the implementation of policies.

Policy Making in a Transformative State

Policy Making in a Transformative State Author M. Evren Tok
ISBN-10 9781137466396
Release 2016-08-10
Pages 405
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This book explores, in a series of detailed case studies, how public policy is actually made in Qatar. While Qatar is a Gulf monarchy, its governance is complex. Other analysts have tried to come to grips with this complexity using qualified descriptions of the system such as 'late rentier,' 'pluralized autocracy,' 'tribal democracy,' or 'soft authoritarian.' The authors of the volume use the lens of a transformative state. Qatar is deliberately engaged in a rapid process of radical economic and societal transformation. That process has its contradictions and tensions, particularly with regards to achieving a balance between Islam, social traditions, and modernity. This book explores how it also has a specific policy dynamic of generating ideas and institutions, developing policy and program designs, implementation and coordination.

Universities and Global Diversity

Universities and Global Diversity Author Beverly Lindsay
ISBN-10 9781136886416
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 294
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This volume seeks to critically examine the nexus between globalization and diversity as it affects the preparation of professional educators on several continents, taking into account the extensive changes in economic, sociopolitical, and cultural dynamics within nations and regions that have occurred in the last decade.

The Wages of Oil

The Wages of Oil Author Michael Herb
ISBN-10 9780801454684
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 256
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The contrast between Kuwait and the UAE today illustrates the vastly different possible futures facing the smaller states of the Gulf. Dubai's rulers dream of creating a truly global business center, a megalopolis of many millions attracting immigrants in great waves from near and far. Kuwait, meanwhile, has the most spirited and influential parliament in any of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies. In The Wages of Oil, Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies. The Gulf has seen enormous changes in recent years, and more are to come. Herb explains the nature of the changes we are likely to see in the future. He starts by asking why Kuwait is far ahead of all other Gulf monarchies in terms of political liberalization, but behind all of them in its efforts to diversify its economy away from oil. He compares Kuwait with the United Arab Emirates, which lacks Kuwait's parliament but has moved ambitiously to diversify. This data-rich book reflects the importance of both politics and economic development issues for decision-makers in the Gulf. Herb develops a political economy of the Gulf that ties together a variety of issues usually treated separately: Kuwait's National Assembly, Dubai's real estate boom, the paucity of citizen labor in the private sector, class divisions among citizens, the caste divide between citizens and noncitizens, and the politics of land.

A Survey of Qatari Secondary School Seniors

A Survey of Qatari Secondary School Seniors Author Louay Constant
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075626062
Release 2008
Pages 44
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Presents the results of a survey of Qatari students enrolled in their final year of secondary school concerning their attitudes about further education and future work plans. Although males and females agreed on the importance of post-secondary education, they differed on their intention to pursue it. Qatar should try to attract more males into post-secondary education and training and to remove constraints on female labor force participation.

A Survey of Recent Qatari Secondary School Graduates

A Survey of Recent Qatari Secondary School Graduates Author Francisco Martorell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075625916
Release 2008
Pages 54
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Presents the results of a survey of Qataris who left secondary school in 1998 concerning their education and employment experiences since graduation. Most worked in a government ministry or for a government-owned establishment. Although the survey showed sharp gender differences, both male and female respondents felt that being made to feel respected and appreciated was the most important feature of a job.

Aligning Post secondary Educational Choices to Societal Needs

Aligning Post secondary Educational Choices to Societal Needs Author Catherine H. Augustine
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075626054
Release 2008
Pages 73
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Qatar is experiencing unprecedented social and economic development, which is inextricably linked to increased participation in the global market. Growing employment opportunities for Qatari nationals require greater attention to post-secondary education and the development of specific high-demand skills. Since the 1970s, Qatar has complemented its in-country post-secondary-education options by supporting scholarship programs and study-abroad opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels, particularly for programs not available locally. However, the existing system was neither coherently designed nor consistently executed, resulting in few incentives for scholarship recipients to attend institutions that were appropriate for their and the country's needs. Therefore, RAND was asked to provide recommendations for reforming the system so that it would complement and promote Qatar's national K-12 reforms, utilize the expanding high-quality post-secondary options available in the country, and meet the labor-related, civic, and cultural needs generated from Qatar's significant economic and social development. This report summarizes the resulting evaluation of the old system and describes proposed reforms that were developed over the course of comparative assessments of countries with similar characteristics to Qatar and interviews with a wide-ranging group of stakeholders. Since the time of the study, Qatar's Supreme Education Council has adopted and adapted most of the recommendations reported here.

The Reform of Qatar University

The Reform of Qatar University Author Joy S. Moini
ISBN-10 0833047442
Release 2009
Pages 91
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In 2003, the State of Qatar engaged the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute to assist Qatar University with reform of its major administrative and academic structures, policies, and practices. In this summary of the reform effort, the authors recount the motivation for reform, describe the design of the reform agenda, and detail the early stages of the implementation effort, with an eye toward identifying challenges yet to be met.

Developing a School Finance System for K 12 Reform in Qatar

Developing a School Finance System for K        12 Reform in Qatar Author Cassandra M. Guarino
ISBN-10 9780833048257
Release 2009-04-08
Pages 136
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Reform-minded leaders of Qatar, who have embarked on a sweeping reform of their nation's education system, asked RAND to evaluate their education finance system and offer suggestions for improvements. The authors analyze the system's evolution and resource allocation patterns between 2004 and 2006 and develop analytic tools for performing the evaluation, including a framework that allows assessment of the system in light of six main objectives.

Sri Lanka Education Sector Assessment

Sri Lanka Education Sector Assessment Author Halil Dundar
ISBN-10 9781464810534
Release 2017-06-16
Pages 230
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A country’s education system plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and shared prosperity. Sri Lanka has enjoyed high school-attainment and enrollment rates for several decades. However, it still faces major challenges in the education sector, and these challenges undermine the country’s inclusivegrowth goal and its ambition to become a competitive upper-middle-income country. The authors of Sri Lanka Education Sector Assessment: Achievements, Challenges, and Policy Options offer a thorough review of Sri Lanka’s education sector—from early childhood education through higher education. With this book, they attempt to answer three questions: • How is Sri Lanka’s education system performing, especially with respect to participation rates, learning outcomes, and labor market outcomes? • How can the country address the challenges at each stage of the education process, taking into account both country and international experience and also best practices? • Which policy actions should Sri Lanka make a priority for the short and medium term? The authors identify the most critical constraints on performance and present strategic priorities and policy options to address them. To attain inclusive growth and become globally competitive, Sri Lanka needs to embark on integrated reforms across all levels of education. These reforms must address both short-term skill shortages and long-term productivity. As Sri Lanka moves up the development ladder, the priorities of primary, secondary, and postsecondary education must be aligned to meet the increasingly complex education and skill requirements.

Secondary Education in Ethiopia

Secondary Education in Ethiopia Author Rajendra Joshi
ISBN-10 9780821397305
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 260
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This book discusses reforms that should be undertaken in secondary education to support Ethiopia s transition from a low- to middle-income economy. The most critical reform identified is the introduction of a flexible curriculum that serves the needs of all students, including those who may not pursue higher education.

Competing for Global Talent

Competing for Global Talent Author Christiane Kuptsch
ISBN-10 9290147768
Release 2006-01
Pages 275
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Global talent has never been more mobile or sought after. A complex phenomenon that takes many forms, the movement of people with skills includes migrants crossing borders for temporary stays abroad as well as settlement, students moving for degrees and temporary and permanent stays, and even tourists and refugees who decide to stay abroad and use their skills. Countries attracting global talent increase their stock of human and technological skills, and in the past decade many have welcomed foreign professionals and students to redress domestic skill shortages and to quicken economic growth. This book includes general and theoretical papers on skilled migration and also papers on the country experiences of Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It addresses the socio-economic and cultural challenges created by increased mobility in a world where globalizing and localizing forces are at work simultaneously

Education Reform in Mozambique

Education Reform in Mozambique Author Louise Fox
ISBN-10 9780821389768
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 118
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This book reviews Mozambique's education policy reforms undertaken in 2004. It analyzes the impact of the reforms, who benefitted most, and why. It links these reforms to the skills requirement of the labor market now and in the near future.

Books in Print 2009 2010

Books in Print 2009 2010 Author
ISBN-10 0835250210
Release 2009
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Books in Print 2009 2010 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Books in Print 2009 2010 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Books in Print 2009 2010 book for free.

Doing what matters most

Doing what matters most Author Linda Darling-Hammond
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021991166
Release 1997
Pages 66
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Doing what matters most has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Doing what matters most also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Doing what matters most book for free.

Decentralization of Education

Decentralization of Education Author Cathy Gaynor
ISBN-10 0821338102
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 76
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This book is based on a review of the literature on decentralization and teacher management. The focus is on basic formal education, mainly the primary and junior secondary levels of schooling, and on presenting a rationale for decentralizing teacher management. The book presents three models of decentralized teacher management, explores the different functions of teacher management and how these functions are handled in centralized and decentralized systems, examines the design of decentralization reforms in various countries, and discusses the political feasibility and legal implications of decentralizing teacher management. Since reliable data on decentralizing teacher management are limited, the changes that are described--changes that will affect the quality of teaching or learning--are tentative. Although recommendations for planners and policymakers are included, the book emphasizes the viability of the approaches taken so far and the available evidence regarding their efficacy. (Contains 70 references.) (RJM)