Every major implementation project runs into challenges along the way, and Qatar’s education reform has proved to be no exception. In Chapter Five, we discussed potential challenges in implementing the reform in Qatar, as well as how the design of the reform and the implementation strategy attempted to deal with them. These challenges included
Maintaining a system-wide perspective
Building human resource capacity
Engaging stakeholders through communication
Encouraging operators to open schools
Managing a very tight time frame.
In addition, as expected, some unanticipated challenges emerged:
Conflicting leadership roles
Collaborating across culture, distance, and time.
This chapter summarizes these key challenges,...