IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Linking Education to Creating a Knowledge Society: Qatar's Investment in the Education Sector

Linking Education to Creating a Knowledge Society: Qatar's Investment in the Education Sector
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Alan S. Weber (Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 22
Source title: STEM Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7363-2.ch044

Purchase

View Linking Education to Creating a Knowledge Society: Qatar's Investment in the Education Sector on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

Due to the continued high price of oil and gas, the oil-rich State of Qatar has used its large budget surpluses in the last decade to finance human capacity development, including research, higher education, and the reshaping of its K-12 educational system. This chapter argues that the recent substantial educational reforms in the State of Qatar are closely intertwined with planned future economic transformation (diversification). Although Qatar possesses the world's third largest reserves of natural gas, this resource is ultimately finite and over-reliance on one major economic driver (hydrocarbons) for the bulk of GDP creates boom and bust cycles that have shaped Gulf politics and social development since the 1970s. This chapter examines Qatar's educational efforts to build a knowledge economy to transition away from a resource-rich export-based hydrocarbon economy towards economic activities linked to patents, research, trademarked technologies, skills, and knowledge products.

Related Content

Mary L. Slade. © 2021. 13 pages.
Donald J. Kern. © 2021. 35 pages.
Mahnaz Moallem, William L. Sterrett, Christopher Raymond Gordon, Sohail Masood Sukhera, Aisha Mahmood, Ahsan Bashir. © 2021. 41 pages.
Mubina Hassanali Kirmani, Ilene B. Grodzinsky, Nicole M. Vasanth, Barbara M. Steele. © 2021. 25 pages.
Catherine Marie Scott, Adriane Sheffield. © 2021. 21 pages.
Kimberly Gardner, Roneisha W. Worthy, David Glassmeyer. © 2021. 34 pages.
Donald J. Kern. © 2021. 47 pages.
Body Bottom