The WISE Research Series

WISE Policy Brief

Early Childhood Education in Qatar: A Snapshot

The policy brief presents the outcome of the October, 2016 WISE Early Childhood Education Forum in Doha, attended by some 150 local teachers and education leaders. This gathering was facilitated by Prof. David Whitebread of the University of Cambridge, lead author of the WISE Report, “Quality in Early Childhood Education: an International Review and Guide for Policy Makers,” published in partnership with Cambridge University. The WISE Report provides the foundation for the new policy brief. The policy brief highlights nine specific, practical recommendations to support effective ECE provision in Qatar. WISE has collaborated with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar Academy, Qatar University, and with the Cambridge University team toward achieving these goals and recommendations for Qatar’s schools –and for its youngest students.