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Jordan - Education Reform for Knowledge Economy Program Project (English)

The objective of the Education Reform for Knowledge Economy Project (ERfKE) is to support the Government of Jordan to transform the education system at the early childhood, basic, and secondary levels to produce graduates with the skills needed for te knowledge economy. There are four project components. Component 1 re-orients education policy objectives and strategies through governance and administrative reform. The five sub-components consist of 1) a redefined vision and comprehensive integrated national education strategy; 2) revised governance, management, and decision-making mechanisms to achieve and support an education system that delivers basic skills, core emergencies, and essential learning for the knowledge economy; 3) an Education Decision Support System (EDSS) to facilitate efficient policy analysis and effective system management as well as to promote transparency; 4) comprehensive and coordinated educational research, policy analysis, and monitoring and evaluation activities; and 5) effective management and efficient coordination of educational investments directed towards reform efforts. Additionally, support will be provided to school-based innovations. Component 2 transforms education programs and practices for the knowledge economy. ITS three sub-components develop new curriculum and enhanced learning assessment; support the professional development of Ministry of Education personnel; and provide required resources to support effective learning. Component 3 is designed to ensure adequate provision of structurally safe school buildings and improved learning environment. The two sub-components replace structurally unsafe and overcrowded schools; and upgrade existing schools to support learning in the knowledge economy by providing computer and science labs. Component 4 promotes readiness for learning through early childhood education. It is designed to enhance equity in low-income areas by providing kindergarten for children of age 5. The sub-components enhance institutional capacity for early childhood education, develop a cadre of ECE educators, increase access to kindergartens for the poor, and foster parent and community participation and partnership (public awareness and understanding).

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Jordan - Education Reform for Knowledge Economy Program Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/239641468774926089/Jordan-Education-Reform-for-Knowledge-Economy-Program-Project