S. A. Issan*

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The purpose of this article is to explain the existing educational system in The Sultanate of Oman. The Omani government committed itself to ambitious reforms in education at all levels in anticipation of the kind of institutional challenges - particularly those in increasingly globalized labor markets - that young Omanis were likely to face in the coming decades. Since then, the government and ministries in charge of education have designed and implemented a series of initiatives that the author anticipates will go a considerable distance to achieve the objectives and general goals which are highlighted in Vision 2020. The author argues that these initiatives do not go quite far enough to close the gap between policy and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Basic education
  • Career guidance
  • Centralized system
  • Economic advancement
  • International universities
  • Omanization
  • Postbasic education
  • Private education
  • School performance evaluation
  • Sustainable innovations
  • Technical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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