A classroom observational study of Qatar's independent schools: Instruction and school reform

Douglas J. Palmer, Hissa M. Sadiq, Patricia Lynch, Dawn Parker, Radhika Viruru, Stephanie Knight, Hersh Waxman, Beverly Alford, Danielle Bairrington Brown, Kayla Rollins, Jacqueline Stillisano, Abdullah M.Hamdan Abu-Tineh, Ramzi Nasser, Nancy Allen, Hessa Al-Binali, Maha Ellili, Haithem Al-Kateeb, Huda Al-Kubaisi

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Abstract

Qatar initiated a K–12 national educational reform in 2001. However, there is limited information on the instructional practices of the teachers in the reform schools. This project was an observational study of classrooms with a stratified random sample of the first six cohorts of reform schools. Specifically, 156 classrooms were observed in 29 reform schools. Instructional differences were noted in schools with different gender of students and were moderated by school level. Implications of findings were discussed pertaining to implementation of the Qatar national reform and professional development needs of teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-423
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Educational Research
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2016

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  • Education

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    Palmer, D. J., Sadiq, H. M., Lynch, P., Parker, D., Viruru, R., Knight, S., Waxman, H., Alford, B., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K., Stillisano, J., Abu-Tineh, A. M. H., Nasser, R., Allen, N., Al-Binali, H., Ellili, M., Al-Kateeb, H., & Al-Kubaisi, H. (2016). A classroom observational study of Qatar's independent schools: Instruction and school reform. Journal of Educational Research, 109(4), 413-423. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2014.979908