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									               The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan




       Education Reform for
    Knowledge Economy (ERfKE I)


          Dr. Mohammed Daoud Al-Majali
      Ministry of Education Consultant for E-Learning
               and Curriculum Digitization

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                                  Jordan, a country
                                   with a rich and
                                    deep heritage




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                        but few natural
                        resources


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    In the heart of the modern
    Middle East
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                            With a well-educated
                            population committed
                            to learning and
                            education




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Jordan in Figures          Population of Jordan
                                  Size of Jordan
                                                   5,323,000 (2004)
                                                   89,342 km^2
                             Population Density    60.0 persons per km^2
                          Population Less than
                                15 Years of Age    37.8% (2003)
                    Population Age (15-64) year    58.7% (2003)
                            Population Age 65 +    3.5% (2003)
                                Per Capita GDP     USD 1,756 JD1.287 (2003)
                       Total Number of Schools     5,348 (2004/05)


                             Enrollment Ratios :
                           Basic (Grades 1-10) Male 93.85% Female 94.16
                      Secondary (Grades 11-12) Male 75.61% Female 75.67

         Number of Ministry of Education Schools 3,071 (2004/05)
             Number of Students in Ministry of
                              Education Schools 1,076,341 (2004/05)
            Total Number of Students (Public &
                                        Private) 1,531,331 (2004/05)

           Number of Teachers (Public & Private) 78,298 (2004/05)
                         Student / Teacher Ratio 17.9 (MOE 2004/05)
                      Illiteracy Rate (Age 15 + ) 10.3 (2003)
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                 The Vision of
         His Majesty King Abdullah II
    for the future development of Jordan.

     The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has the quality
competitive human resource system to provide all people
   with life-long learning experiences relevant to their
   current and future needs in order to respond to and
 stimulate sustained economic development through an
      educated population and a skilled workforce.

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      The Ministry of Education Mission

    To create and administer an education system based on
         “excellence” , energized by its human resources,
     dedicated to high standards, social values, and a healthy
      spirit of competition, which contributes to the nation’s
                          wealth in a global
                     “Knowledge Economy”.



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                  Strategic Directions
           Five National Objectives have been identified for
               Human Resources Development in Jordan

    •   Shape the capabilities of human resources to compete in
        the knowledge economy.
    •   Reduce the current structural unemployment gap.
    •   Increase the proportion of economically active in the population.
    •   Develop a generation of capable leaders in business, political and
        civic life.
    •   Foster R&D in areas directly relevant to local and
        regional economic development.
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The EDUCATION RESPONSE: The ERfKE Project
SCALE:    a multi-funder and multi-donor reform project worth over 386 million
          US Dollars

SCOPE:    comprehensive and inclusive national education reform
          program scheduled over five years and based on principles of
          relevance, access, equity and quality

PURPOSE: to substantially and measurably improve the quality of education
         for all students in the public education system in terms of:

          * teaching and learning through national curriculum and learning
            assessment renewal
          * supported by improved facilities, new equipment and resources,
            and the deployment of new ways of learning through information
            and communications technology.

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             ERfKE FUNDING AND DONORSHIP

       International Bank of Reconstruction and Development
                          (The World Bank)
                     European Investment Bank
                     Islamic Development Bank
                       Arab Investment Bank
                              AGfund

         Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
       Department for International Development, U.K. (DfID)
          Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
               The German Development Bank (KfW)
     United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

                Total committed: over US$386 Million



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         COMPONENT 1
             A well managed and organized
             education system
  PLANNING
COORDINATION   COMPONENT 2
 LEADERSHIP       High quality curricula and programs
                  delivered by well trained teachers using
                  effective physical and e-resources

                   COMPONENT 3
                      Safe and suitable places
                      to learn
                                                             ACCESS
                         COMPONENT 4                         EQUITY
                            Students who begin               QUALITY
                            schooling ready and able to
                            learn
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                             COMPONENT 1
     Reorientation of Education Policy, Objectives and Strategy
           through Governance and Administrative Reform.

     1.1 A refined vision and integrated strategy.

     1.2 Governance management and decision-making mechanisms.

     1.3 Integrated Education Decision Support System (EDSS).

     1.4 Education research monitoring, evaluation, and policy
          development.

     1.5 Implementation arrangements.


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                       Ministry of
                       Education
                                          National Strategy
Devolved
Decision Making                           Educational
                                          Planning
Budgeting          Field Directorates
                                          Accountability
Coordination
                                          Monitoring and
Communication                             Evaluation
                        Schools
                                          Information
                       Education          Gathering
                        Partners

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                        COMPONENT 2
     Transform Educational Programs and Practices for
                 the Knowledge Economy.

     2.1 Curriculum and Learning Assessment Development.

     2.2 Professional Development and Training.

     2.3 Resources to Support Effective Learning.




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        2.1 Curriculum and Learning Assessment Development

                     Curriculum and Assessment Framework


Curriculum               Assessment             Resources            Training

-general learning        -classroom             -textbooks           -pre-service
  outcomes                assessment            -e-learning          -ICT Literacy
-specific learning       -national testing      -lab equipment       -in-service
  outcomes               -international tests   -science furniture   -subject
-sample units             TIMMS, PISA           -learning portal       specific
-teacher guides          -exit examinations     -data centre         -incentives
-23 subject areas        -indicators            -help desk           -ranking
                         -school                -learning resource
                          improvement           centers



   Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes For the Knowledge Economy
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     2.2 Professional Development and Training




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          2.3 Resources to Support Effective Learning

E-learning
•The E-learning Portal – Eduwave
                            (developed in Jordan by ITG)

* National Broadband Learning and Research Network
         Current: -2,000+ schools connected
         Planned:         -all 3,000 schools with fiber
                           for all 1.5 million learners by 2008
* Data Centre

• Facilities: New and renovated schools and
                new computer and science laboratories

* Hardware
        Current:            80,000 PCs in 2,800 schools
        Planned:           150,000 PCs in 3,000 schools
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     Training for ICT in Education. ( 2002-2004)



               Type                     Trained
               ICDL                       65000

               Intel                      25000

            Work Links                     1500

           Schools Online                   18

             EduWave                      26500




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         Training for ICT Support. ( 2002-2004)


           Type                     Trained

        A+, Network+,                 450
          Microsoft
            Cisco                     520

            MCSE                       26

          MCAD.NET                     25




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     CIDA’S CONTRIBUTION (to Components 1 and 2)

Component 1: Development of the National Strategy (2003-2004)
             Organizational Change and Training (2005-)

Component 2: e-Learning Strategic Framework (2002)
             e-learning Teacher Training (2001-2)

             Curriculum and Learning Assessment Framework (2003)
             Technical Assistance(2003-) for:
                Curriculum Renewal
                Teacher Training
                Learning Resource Development and Acquisition
                Student Assessment (System-wide and classroom-based)
                Capacity Building in Management and Administration
                Integration of ICT across grades and subjects
                and

             Study Tours to Canada for Curriculum Development
             and Pre-Service teacher Training
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                          COMPONENT 3
                        Support Provision of Quality
                     Physical Learning Environments.

3.1 Replace Structurally Unsafe and Seriously Overcrowded
   Schools.
     - construction of new schools (192) (including KfW supported projects)

3.2 Upgrading Existing Schools to Support Learning.
   - classroom extensions (800)
   - computer laboratories (650)
   - science laboratories (350)
   - large (80) and small (60) Kindergartens
   - school rehabilitation projects (340)

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                            COMPONENT 4
       Promotion of Learning Readiness through Early Childhood
                           Development (ECD)


4.1 Institutional Capacity (New Curriculum, Learning
     Standards, Licensing Standards, Accreditation of Kindergartens)

4.2 Professional Development (Teachers, Administrators,
    Supervisors)

4.3 Expanding Kindergartens for the Poor (New and renovated
    facilities, both classroom and learning centers)

4.4 Public Awareness (and programs for parents through
    community resource centers)

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               TIMMS Results 2004
                 MATHEMATICS
      Distribution of Achievement Grade 8

           International Average Scale Score: 467
       Highest Average Scale Score (Singapore): 605
  Highest Average Scale Score Arab Region (Lebanon): 433
                     (Average Age: 14.6)
 Next Highest Average Scale Score Arab Region (Jordan):
                              424
                     (Average Age: 13.9)
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                 TIMMS Results 2004
                     SCIENCE
         Distribution of Achievement Grade 8

             International Average Scale Score: 474
          Highest Average Scale Score (Singapore): 578
     Highest Average Scale Score Arab Region (Jordan):
                                475
                       Average Age: 13.9
         Next Highest Average Scale Score (Bahrain):438
                       Average Age: 14.1
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         The realization of the vision of King Abdullah II for Jordanian
          productivity and prosperity in the Knowledge Economy
                                       requires
     the reform of basic and secondary education through the deployment of:

     •   Quality learning in connected environments
     •   Ease of access for all using up-to-date technology
     •   Effective use of the full range of resources for learning, including e-content
         through the learning portal
     •   Skills in teaching and assessment of learning outcomes
     •   Collaborative learning in the use of current content and the development of new
         content
     •   Effective learning support and technical support systems

                                    with the support of

     •   Policy directions, information and administrative systems and leadership
         practices at all levels that demonstrate commitment to the achievement of the
         vision.
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     The realization of the vision of King Abdullah II for Jordanian
      productivity and prosperity in the Knowledge Economy

                     creates and promotes
              a model for regional education reform

                            that is built upon

               POLITICAL WILL AND COMMITMENT
            SOCIETAL INVOLVEMENT AND OWNERSHIP
           SECTOR-WIDE ALIGNMENT OF PLANNING AND
                     IMPLEMENTATION
            MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF RESULTS


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     The realization of the vision of King Abdullah II for Jordanian
      productivity and prosperity in the Knowledge Economy


                              demands
                   clear priorities for education

                               that include

     Quality assurance in basic, secondary and higher education
         Strategic planning based on sound policy analysis
          Capacity building through management training
                    and leadership development
               Increased autonomy and accountability
             Performance and result-based management
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               Other Reform Initiatives
• Diversification of secondary Education streams (MIS ,Health
  Education )
• King Abdullah II Schools for gifted and talented students
• Resource Rooms for learning disabled students (460 Room)
• Pioneer Centers for gifted students (15 )
• Nutrition program
• Community learning centers (9 )
• Literacy Programs
• Renewal of vocational education programs
• Resource Rooms for gifted students (21 Room)



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              EDUCATION FOR ALL
         The EFA Development Index
     Jordan ranks 51st out of 127 countries worldwide
              on this index which is based on:
                   PRIMARY NET ENROLMENT RATES
                       ADULT LITERACY RATES
                        GENDER-SPECIFIC EFA
                     SURVIVAL RATE TO GRADE 5
       Jordan is the highest-ranked country in the Arab World
      (Bahrain ranks at 52nd, Kuwait at 67th, Lebanon at 68th)


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      The realization of the vision of King Abdullah II for Jordanian
       productivity and prosperity in the Knowledge Economy
                                      needs
                    continued and additional support
                        from current and future donors
       to ensure the responsiveness of basic, secondary and higher education to
                 meet expectations for current and future improvement
                                   in areas such as

     CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN
                    TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
      RESTRUCTURING OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN THE MINISTRY AND VTC
          SUPPORT FOR BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF THE TVET COUNCIL TO
              ESTABLISH PATHWAYS TO TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
        QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

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     THE JORDAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE


     Partnership                         Model of Reform
        with                                   for
      Local IT                               Export
      Industry                           and Replication


                             Key
                          Elements

     Public-Private                    Effective
    Partnerships in                  Use of ICT for
e-Curricula Development               Teaching
                                     and Learning

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               Discovery Schools
                 Track 1a e-Curriculum
     Creating e-resources to Support the Curriculum.

                     Current Projects

           * Cisco/Rubicon          Mathematics K-12
           * Microsoft/Menhaj       ICT 1-12
           * FastLink/Rubicon      Science 1-12
           * Jordan Telecom/        Arabic
             France Telecom
           * MEPI/Cisco/Rubicon    EFL
           * Civics and Geography are also proposed
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        THE JORDAN EDUCATION
             INITIATIVE
          Track 1               1a In-Classroom Technology

     Discovery Schools          1b e-Curricula Materials

                                1c Teacher Training


            Track 2
      Lifelong Learning


             Track 3
     ICT Industry Development
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     Cisco/Rubicon         e-Mathematics K-12




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                           Rationale
     • Jordan is:
        – A model case for the Arab world.
        – The most advanced in the development of
          educational data and the use of ICT in education in
          the region.
        – A Participant in major international assessments.
     • Jordan made a major commitment to education reform.
     • The use of ICT in education is one of the main foci.
     • ICT in education is a new field and there are many
       unknown factors.
     • Monitoring and evaluation of the progress throughout
       the course of the reform is needed.
     • Benchmarking is a way of determining if the plan has
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       been implemented effectively.
         What Does the Research Say About the Impact
               of ICT on Education Outcomes?

 •The research on ICT in education suggest mixed results on
 achievement of overall learning outcomes.

 •Analyses of International tests suggest that provision of computers
 alone has no effect on learning (e.g., TIMSS, PISA, Becta).

 •Learning achievement is a complex process involving human factors,
 organizational structures, infrastructure, etc.

 •ICT designed and used to develop specific skills (e.g., problem solving)
 shows some effect on acquisition of the skills but this kind of use is still
 very limited.

 •Teachers’ use and knowledge of ICT in teaching indicates some
 positive effect on achievement of learning outcomes.
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            Use of ICT in Education Policies in Jordan
     Education Vision, Goals, Priority
     • In 1999 His Majesty King Abdullah II articulated his
       vision that the economic future of Jordan would be found
       through successful participation in the global knowledge
       economy, and more particularly in the value-added
       information technology industries.
     • Jordan is developing a national education strategy from
       pre-primary to secondary education.
     • The new education sector policy was identified
     • Jordan will commit $380 million to the Education Reform
       for Knowledge Economy (ERfKE) program in which ICT in
       education is a core component
     • ERfKE aims to close skill gaps and improve the quality of
       education

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            Use of ICT in Education Policies in Jordan
     • Jordan’s human development indicators look pretty good
       in terms of educational attainment.
     • Under ERfKE, schools will be connected.
     • The student-computer ratio is improving.
     • Many initiatives are on-going in various areas such as
       networking, curriculum development and teacher
       training.
     • These activities have to come together to transform
       teaching and learning to create the knowledge society
       and economy.
     • It is essential to monitor and evaluate the progress.



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     The Jordan Education


       Initiative started


      in January 2003 at


           Davos

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        Supporting the National Learning
                    Agenda
     Supporting national programs aimed at fundamentally redefining
     learning outcomes in schools, universities, community colleges and
     lifelong learning activities.

     • JEI Learning outcomes funneled into ERfKE to accelerate the
       reform and maximize its impact

     • Leveraging the National Broadband Network and its goal of
       creating a broadband based learning ecosystem

     • Use of nationally distributed Community Centers/Knowledge
       Stations to give all Jordanian citizens access to continuing
       education



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      An Act of Discovery with Global
                Significance
Program Objectives

• Improve the development and delivery of education to Jordan’s
  citizens through public-private partnership

• Unleash the innovation of teachers and students through the
  effective use of ICT

• Build the capacity of the local information technology industry

• Leverage environment of national government commitment and
  corporate citizenship to build a model of reform.




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                      JEI STRATEGY IS FLEXIBLE AND NON-
                                DETERMINISTIC
     Strategic principles


      1    Broad, ambitious blueprint that uses ICTs as catalyst to change education system and
           accelerate Jordan’s development into a knowledge economy


           Flexible structure that allows for partner-driven innovation and interpretation of project
      2
           objectives, creating “market place” for ideas and test-bed for experimentation


           Holistic educational policy underlying the program objectives that takes into account
      3
           the need for change at the curricular, teacher, and administrator levels



      4    Fast-track approach that allows for rapid-paced change in a small set of schools,
           freeing the program from the constraints of roll-out feasibility




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                                  JEI HAS DEVELOPED RAPIDLY AND IS
                                  APPROACHING 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
                                Key milestones     •                                                    2003      •
                                                                  John Chambers suggests educational         – Jan
“Baseline document” created by team of 8       –       May            initiative for Jordan at IT/Telecoms
 from Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Planning,                  Governors’ Meeting at WEF Annual Meeting
      WEF and Cisco meeting in Geneva,                                   ~30 companies express interest      –
            setting out overall JEI strategy
                                                               June
                                                                 Official launch of JEI at WEF meeting at    –
                                                                                                Dead Sea
   Development of Math e-Curriculum by         –       Aug
                                                                       Cisco commits to fund new Math e-     –
    Rubicon, Cisco Learning Institute and
                                                                                               Curriculum
                            MOE begins                         Update meeting in Jordan for all partners,
                                                                Oct                                          –
                                                               where working groups are formed for each
        Microsoft commits to fund ICT e-       –       Nov
                                                                                                     track
                               Curriculum                                                                      2004
      Fastlink commits to fund Science e-      –               Jan
                                                                Update and Working Meetings, including       –
                               Curriculum                     JEI partners and His Majesty King Abdullah,
        First donations of technology for      –                   held at WEF meeting at Davos; update
           classrooms from private sector                                 given to IT/Telecoms Governors
       Math e-Curriculum pre-piloted in 6      –       Mar
                       Discovery Schools
                                                              JEI Update Meeting held at WEF meeting at
                                                              May                                             –
                                                                                                Dead Sea
Math e-Curriculum deployed as full pilot in    –       Sept          France Telecom, Jordan Telecom, e- –
                  first Discovery Schools                          Dimensions and MOE agree to develop
                                                                                      Arabic e-Curriculum
                                                                Oct          JEI Update Meeting at Dead Sea –
                                                                        MEPI agree to fund EFL e-Curriculum –
    Teacher training workshop involving        –       Dec
   MOE, Intel, Worldlinks, Schools Online                           First workshop for e-Curricula developers –
                                                                                                              2005
      51                                                       JanUpdate session on JEI at WEF meeting at        –
                                                                      Davos, with discussion on expansion to
                                                                                       Palestine, Egypt, India
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     The JEI Project Structure Emphasizes the
     Focus on Cross-Constituent Collaboration
                                                   stakeholder
                                                    committee


                                                     executive
                              academic
                                                      steering
                              advisory
                                                     committee
                                board




                                 program management office (PMO)




                                                   lifelong        ICT industry
               e-curricula          training       learning        development




               in-classroom        change
               technology          management

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                                 Track Update
                              Program Management

                                       Office
1.        JEI Master Plan -
          Developing a                                                        stakeholder
                                                                               committee
          comprehensive approach
          to drive the DS track                          academic
                                                         advisory
                                                                                executive
                                                                                 steering
                                                                                committee
                                                           board


2.        Developing deployment
          “processes” in partnership
          with the Ministry of                              program management office (PMO)

          Education and JEI
          partners. (Deployment
          Work Group)
                                                                              lifelong        ICT industry
                                          e-curricula          training       learning        development




                                          in-classroom        change
                                          technology          management

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                                Track Update
                           Academic Advisory Board
                                                                          stakeholder
                                                                           committee

• David Cavallo, Director, Future                                           executive
                                                     academic
  of Learning Group, MIT Media                       advisory
                                                                             steering
                                                                            committee
  Labs                                                 board




• Thomas Cassidy, Harvard                               program management office (PMO)
  Graduate School of Education

• Andy Hargreaves, Boston
  College
                                                                          lifelong        ICT industry
                                      e-curricula          training       learning        development




                                      in-classroom        change
                                      technology          management

                                    discovery schools



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                            Track Update
              Discovery Schools, In-Classroom Technology
                                                                            stakeholder
                                                                             committee


1.    School Readiness Update                          academic
                                                                              executive
                                                                               steering
                                                       advisory
                                                                              committee
                                                         board

2.    Networking of Schools
      underway
                                                          program management office (PMO)


3.    Securing of Discovery Schools
      and National Public Schools
      computers and networks
                                                                            lifelong        ICT industry

4.    Different models of in-           e-curricula          training       learning        development


      classroom technology being
      tested
                                        in-classroom        change
                                        technology          management

                                      discovery schools



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                           Track Update
                   Discovery Schools, e-Curricula
                           Development
                                                                             stakeholder
                                                                              committee



 More than 80 DS teaching Math     •                    academic
                                                        advisory
                                                                               executive
                                                                                steering
                                                                               committee
                         Online                           board




 Performed e-Curricula pre-pilots: •                       program management office (PMO)


Science Online (G 1-8 in Sept –
                            05)
        ICT (G 1-3 in April 05) –
                                                                             lifelong        ICT industry
       Arabic (G 4 in April 05) –        e-curricula          training       learning        development



         EFL (G 7 in April 05) –
                                         in-classroom        change
                                         technology          management

                                       discovery schools



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              Online Curricula High Level Deployment Plan



March 2004     Feb 2005      April 2005      Sep 2005       Sep 2005        Feb 2006
 Pre-pilot      Rollout         Pilot       Rollout EFL   Pilot Science Rollout Science
Math Online   Math Online   Arabic Online    Curricula        Online         Online




        Sep 2004     March 2005      May 2005       Sep 2005       Sep 2005
          Pilot       Pilot ICT      Pilot EFL       Rollout      Rollout ICT
       Math Online    Curricula      Curricula    Arabic Online    Curricula

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                           Track Update
                Discovery Schools, Teacher Training
1. Teacher Professional                                                  stakeholder
                                                                          committee
   Development Strategy for the
   JEI Discovery Schools (funded                    academic
                                                                           executive
                                                                            steering
   by MobileCom and carried out                     advisory
                                                      board
                                                                           committee

   by World Links)

2. The MoE is working with                             program management office (PMO)

   ERfKE on producing a Core
   Program training module that
   focuses on a set of
   outcomes/standards with
   regards to the ERfKE General                                          lifelong        ICT industry
   Framework for Curriculum and      e-curricula          training       learning        development


   Examinations
                                     in-classroom        change
                                     technology          management

                                   discovery schools



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                             Track Update
                Discovery Schools, Change Management

                                                                         stakeholder
                                                                          committee

1. Training conducted by                                                   executive
   MobileCom trainers at                            academic
                                                    advisory
                                                                            steering
                                                                           committee
   MobileCom training facilities                      board


   for the first 6 Discovery
   Schools
                                                       program management office (PMO)


2. NetCorps Jordan providing
   12 interns to support in-
   school change
   management programs,
   funded by the Krach Family        e-curricula          training
                                                                         lifelong
                                                                         learning
                                                                                         ICT industry
                                                                                         development

   Foundation

                                     in-classroom        change
                                     technology          management

                                   discovery schools



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          An Action and Results-Oriented Initiative
      Discovery Schools, Communication strategy that
          covers three spheres should be covered
                      Clearly articulate overall vision and
                      progress of JEI to Jordanian public
                      and international community



                                  Public


                                                              • Small communications budget
                                                                  may be required, although
                                 Partners                         should partner with
                                                                  commercial communications
Provide regular,                                                  firms where possible
detailed commu-                                               •   First priority is creating fully
nication to JEI                                                   functioning Web site
partners on goals,                School
results, and needs                system



                     Create better understanding of
                     JEI programs among students,
                     teachers, principals, managers
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                     and parents in Jordan (especially
                     Discovery Schools)
                                     Track Update
                                   Lifelong Learning
                                                                                 stakeholder
                                                                                  committee

1.        ElementK/ExecuTrain/ITG to                                               executive
                                                            academic
          offer a wide range of online                      advisory
                                                                                    steering
                                                                                   committee
          courseware through the                              board


          Knowledge Stations
                                                               program management office (PMO)
2.        Engage NetCorps through
          financing from the Krach
          Foundation to support opening
          selected Discovery Schools for
          communities                                                            lifelong        ICT industry
                                             e-curricula          training       learning        development




                                             in-classroom        change
                                             technology          management

                                           discovery schools



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                              Track Update
                        ICT Industry Development
                                                                           stakeholder
                                                                            committee
1.   JEI continues to attract more
     partners such as AMD, and                        academic
                                                      advisory
                                                                             executive
                                                                              steering

     IBM                                                board
                                                                             committee




2.   Received $25M of                                    program management office (PMO)
     contributions over the past 2
     years


                                                                           lifelong        ICT industry
                                       e-curricula          training       learning        development




                                       in-classroom        change
                                       technology          management

                                     discovery schools



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                   SUMMARY OF OUTPUTS HAVE BEEN
                            ACHIEVED                                                                      High
                                                                                                          Low
                                                Outputs                               Issues
                More than 80 schools have the right technology in place to – Model becomes more –
In-classroom
                                                        teach math online.         complex as more
 technology
               All 100 DS expected to be technology ready to deploy all e- – curricula is piloted next
                                  curricula being developed by end of this                        year



               Full development and launch of world class Math Curriculum –             E-Curricula –
E-curricula
                    Substantial commitments and progress in other subjects –       development on
                            Science and ICT e-Curricula in pre-pilot stage •          schedule and
                                                                                   exceeding initial
                               Arabic and EFL on schedule for completion •
                                                                               expectations (e.g., 5
                       Civics, History, and Geography curricula in line for • subjects instead of 4)
                development with some contributions already committed


                    Core team of 34 “master trainers” formed within MOE –          Necessary training –
 Training
                   Training of Math teachers for e-Curriculum usage and –         carried out but wider
               principals for change management in 6 Discovery Schools             reach hampered by
                      Initial steps to coordinate MOE ICT-related training –      delays in technology
                                                                programs               deployment and
                                                                               coordination challenges
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         THREE MAIN ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE
                    ADDRESSED
                       Ensure that learnings are shared between e-Curricula developers and          –
     Coordination
                                 that e-Curricula end products are compatible with each other
between Discovery
                        Ensure that in-classroom technologies deployed to schools support e-        –
 School programs                                                                        Curricula
                          Coordinate roll-out of training to teachers to coincide with receipt of   –
                                                                   technologies and e-Curricula
                      Long delays between training and practice can significantly reduce •
                                                                                      value


                  Continue to coordinate JEI with wider ERfKE program through meetings,             –
      Integration        working groups, potential assignment of MOE personnel to PMO
        with MOE Develop strategy for assessing different technology options in terms of            –
                                                             suitability for national roll-out



                Develop overall communications strategy to keep partners fully updated              –
        Partner                                       on progress and objectives, e.g.,
  communication                                       Produce world-class website •
                                                Send regular updates to partners •
                      Brief Executive Steering Committee on progress and issues •
                  Assign resources to execute, e.g., dedicated Communications Officer               –
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         STEPS TAKEN TO SUPPORT AND COORDINATE
             IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS IN
                   DISCOVERY SCHOOLS
                         Suggested improvement opportunities

     Complexity      Develop single master plan, with details on individual –
                      Discovery Schools, to facilitate synchronized rollout


   Coordination Create effective Deployment Working Group, consisting of –
              MoE staff, PMO and other key partners, to take responsibility
                                                           per deployment
                    Allocate percent of time of MoE individuals to JEI •
                                                     where necessary
                                                Hold regular meetings •

       Capacity              Consider hiring private sector skills into MoE –
             Redouble efforts to engage existing or new JEI partners with –
                                expertise (e.g., IT consultancies) to assist
                                                           MoE deployment

Communications PMO to work with MoE to establish clear key performance –
                                  indicators and data collection process
 66                       PMO to develop communications strategy for –
                                                          school system
     Jordan in figures




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