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Jordan - Education Reform Support Program : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Education Reform Support Program for Jordan is to support the Ministry of Education (MOE) to expand access to early childhood education, and to improve student assessment and teaching and learning conditions for Jordanian and Syrian refugee children. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (i) The Program will comply with technical designs that are adapted to children with disabilities and special needs which would include accessibility, lighting and classroom acoustics, including enforcing high standards in the provision of sanitation infrastructure that is gender appropriate (proportion of toilet facility, lighting and safe accessibility); (ii) introduce measures to ensure children’s protection and safety during construction, particularly girls as workers are in the school during school time; (iii) Piloting of pro-social behavior activities at select schools to strengthen social cohesion, reduce violence between students, and reduce vandalism, tailoring the intervention to boys’ and girls’ needs; (iv) hiring of psychosocial staff for more schools, including the provision of psychosocial support services offered to children with special education needs; (v) provide continuous training to psychosocial counselors on violence prevention and social cohesion mechanisms in and around schools; (vi) strengthening transparency and accountability through the development and roll-out of a mobile app for monitoring and reporting on school environment; (vii) systematically integrating gender mainstreaming efforts into MOE activities through review and sensitization of teacher training material and training to reduce gender biases and stereotypes in teaching behaviors; (viii) conduct curriculum revisions in close coordination with the Higher Council of Disability and integrates sensitivity around the disabled and special needs children to ensure inclusiveness and reduce stereotyping in language and imaging.


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    Felicio,Mariana T.

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    Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment

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    Middle East and North Africa,

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    Environmental and social systems assessment

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Felicio,Mariana T.

Jordan - Education Reform Support Program : Environmental and social systems assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.