A recent survey finds state-owned but independent Qatari schools, somewhat similar to “charter schools” elsewhere, to be cheaper and better than their peers.
Al-Fanar Media is seeking 60 early and mid-career journalists to participate in a program aimed at improving education journalism in the Arab world.
Social scientists working in the Gulf country are learning to adopt their research to the local culture.
Arab and Western academics alike flock to the Gulf, but don’t always get as much money as they expect.
A Qatari teaching center helps instructors learn techniques that involve more active learning, heading off classroom-management problems.
The U.S. News & World Report hopes to have a university rankings guide for Arab countries within three years, with the support of the Qatar Foundation.
Speakers at the fifth annual World Innovation Summit for Education discussed the classroom experience as part of a lifelong path.
Despite 12 years of education reform, Qatar’s young people are performing poorly on standardized tests and spending years in remedial programs.
Many of the independent schools in Qatar are criticized for their failure to prepare students for higher education. But amidst the controversy, one independent school appears to be succeeding.