ASSESSMENTS OF QATAR'S EDUCATION REFORMS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION STANDARDS
This paper analytically examines the current education improvement efforts in Qatar, and the vicissitudes taking place in numerous levels of education, as well as their initial effects on the human capital progress for Qatar. Statistics were composed through content examination of the reports on the homogeneous international test results including TIMSS and PISA, results of research examines, as well as the outputs of local valuations and the national reports on education. The examination shows that since the introduction of the new education reform in 2002, Qatar concentrated on education as the key to its future development, and comprehended that success is contingent on the ability to contend in a global knowledge economy, rather than relying on gas and oil assets. To present, important vicissitudes have arisen in the educational scenery from many aspects. Nevertheless, despite of the considerable investments made, no high quality pointer was gathered in education and there existed many concerns about the challenges and difficulties of the new reform, having direct or indirect effect on many investors in education including students, parents, teachers, the community and the administrators entirely. After one and half decade of improvement, the findings designate that Qatar is still far from meeting its national curriculum ideals and has a long way to go for providing quality education, especially in mathematics and science education. The results show an overall review of the quality of education system in Qatar and plan liberal policy endorsements for future years.