Here’s an article on improving education in Jordan. I am glad that faculty members and consultants from the US were sent to Jordan to assist. It’s important to note that despite Jordan’s high literacy rates, I am convinved that the quality of education still needs a lot of work, so this visit is a positive step.
In August, Teachers College sent a delegation of faculty members and consultants to Amman, Jordan to assist Jordan’s Ministry of Education in making mass-scale improvements to the nation’s public school system. Members of the Teachers College delegation led a five-day retreat to design pre-employment training for Jordan’s newly hired public school teachers.
In addition, several visiting faculty members stayed on to teach Jordanian public school teachers a three-week course in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).