The WISE Research Series

WISE Research

2015 WISE Research

The WISE Research Reports bring key topics to the forefront of the global education debate, and reflect the priorities of the Qatar National Research Strategy.

In collaboration with recognized experts, researchers and thought-leaders, WISE has produced timely, comprehensive reports featuring concrete, improved practices from around the world, as well as recommendations for policy-makers, educators and change-makers. The WISE Research Reports focus on system-level innovation, teacher education, early-childhood education, new ways of financing education, entrepreneurship education, wellbeing, twenty-first century skills, and managing education reform in the Gulf Corporation Council countries.

In addition to circulating knowledge and the latest thinking on these important topics, the WISE Reports also provide a rich basis for debate at the 2015 WISE Summit and encourage future research.

The WISE Research Reports are available on the WISE website and through the mobile app. A limited number of printed editions will be distributed at the Summit, 3-5 November. The reports will also be available in Arabic.


2015 Reports

2015 WISE Research #01

2015 WISE Research #01 - Driving Grades, Driving Growth: How Private Capital in Education is Increasing Access, Inspiring Innovation, and Improving Outcomes
by Mr. Ashwin Assomull, Ms Maryanna Abdo, Ms Roisin Pelley

This report explores the ways that private capital is deployed to finance education by highlighting case studies of high-growth organizations in various education sectors.

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2015 WISE Research #02

2015 WISE Research #02 - Entrepreneurship Education: A Global Consideration From Practice to Policy Around the World
by Dr. Patricia G. Greene, Dr. Candida G. Brush, Dr. Elaine J. Eisenman, Dr. Heidi Neck, Mr. Sam Perkins

This report identifies the current state of entrepreneurship education and training around the world, and establishes an inventory of best practices.

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2015 WISE Research #03

2015 WISE Research #03 - Creative Public Leadership: How School System Leaders Can Create the Conditions for System-wide Innovation
by Mr. Joe Hallgarten, Ms Valerie Hannon, Mr. Tom Beresford

This report aims to support system leaders in defining the potential benefits and the key drivers of system innovation in public services, as well as to identify the conditions that promote and inhibit it.

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2015 WISE Research #04

2015 WISE Research #04 - Teacher Policies: Global Best Practices for Developing the Teaching Profession
by Prof. Oon Seng Tan

The report identifies ten key aspects of teacher policies the world over, and explores effective, successful examples that characterize these features.

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2015 WISE Research #05

2015 WISE Research #05 - Quality in Early Childhood Education: an International Review and Guide for Policy Makers
by Dr. David Whitebread, Dr. Martina Kuvalja, Dr. Aileen O'Connor

This report explores the key international developments in early childhood education, including the main principles for provision, pedagogy and curriculum.

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2015 WISE Research #06

2015 WISE Research #06 - Learning and Well-being: An Agenda for Change
by Prof. Marwan Awartani, Ms Janet Looney

This report examines how to define, measure and foster learning for well-being in schools and through policies. It analyses six case studies of positive practices from different regions.

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2015 WISE Research #07

2015 WISE Research #07 - K-12 Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Challenges and Policy Recommendations
by Dr. Asmaa Alfadala

The report identifies and compares the development of the education reform initiatives put in place in selected countries of the GCC countries, with particular focus on Qatar, The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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2015 WISE Research #08

2015 WISE Research #08 - Education for the Future: The Global Experience of Developing Twenty-first Century Skills and Competencies
by Prof. Jian Liu

Through a literature review of more than 15 countries over the past ten years, the report aims to understand how twenty-first century skills have been implemented, and to describe the current state. 

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