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Education for a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12 Education Reform in Qatar

by Gail L. Zellman Catherine H. Augustine Charles A. Goldman Gery W. Ryan Gery Ryan Dominic J. Brewer

Describes the first phase (2001-2004) of Qatar's bold K-12 education reform initiative, Education for a New Era, based on RAND's experiences as part of this ambitious, multi-participant effort. RAND examined the existing Qatari education system, recommended options for building a world-class system, and supported implementation of the chosen option, which is based on internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and parental choice of schools.

Hospital-Based Integrative Medicine

by Gery W. Ryan Hilary J. Rhodes Marcia A. Ellison Lara Hilton Ian D. Coulter

This study tracks the establishment of a single hospital-based integrative medicine center. Although some factors clearly worked in favor of the center, the hospital had few models to guide it and no experience in creating such a clinic. Thus, it made many decisions in the areas of administration, finance, and legal issues that created barriers to the center's success, and the center was ultimately closed.

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