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  1. Around the world to Jordan Leah Osborn

  2. Jordan Middle East, Northwest of Saudi Arabia Jordan is located off the south eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea

  3. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan • Capital Amman • Area 89 km2 Slightly smaller than Indiana • Gross National Income $ 4, 760 • Life expectancy 71 Adult Literacy rate Total 90 % Men 95 % Women 85 %

  4. Jordan Facts Population 5.5 Billion 0-14 years of age 35.9 % 15-64 years of age 60.5 % 65 years and over 3.6 % Median Age: 21.8 Population Growth 2.78 % Fertility rate: Average of 3 children per family Nationality: Jordanian Ethnic Groups: Arab, Jordanian 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1% Gender- 52% Male 48% Female

  5. Jordan • Islam is the predominate religion 92%, are Sunni Muslims 6% are Christian 2% are Shi’a Muslim • Arabic is the official language English is spoken widely.

  6. Look at all Jordan has to offerClick the pictures below to experience it for yourself

  7. The Holy Qur’an The Holy Qur’an can be listened to and seen by clicking the Qur’an below When the windows opens click on reciter

  8. Government Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, ruled by King Abdullah Hussein Legal system is based on Islamic Law and French codes

  9. Interesting Facts of Jordan Jordan 30% of the people live below the poverty line. Labor force is chiefly in services 25-30% of its people are unemployed Radio stations 6-AM 5-FM Internet providers – 5 Internet users 212 thousand

  10. What is going on in Jordan Today ? The Jordan Times Click the link above to read what is going on in Jordan today

  11. Education Pre-school education Kindergartens (2 years) Basic Compulsory education (10 years) Secondary education (2 years ) Community College University (depends on degree) Education in Jordan is free and compulsory, starts at the age of 5.

  12. INTRODUCTION TASK RESOURCES PROCESS LEARNING ADVICE EVALUATION CONLUSION Middle East Webquest INTRODUCTION: To learn more about the Middle East, I have devised a Web Quest for this region. A group of three students will work together to explore the three major religions of theMiddle East. The goal of this project is to familiarize the student with the three major religions of the Middle East, and to gain insight into the problems religious differences can cause. By the completion of this Web Quest, the student will have acquired an understandingof the three major Religions of the Middle East, and the importance of Religious tolerance in order to coexist peacefully in this area. Go to TASK

  13. General Objectives of Education • Using Arabic language to express and communicate with others • Conscious assimilation of facts, concepts and relationships pertaining to natural, geographic, demographic, social and cultural environment. • Assimilation of heritage to comprehend and develop the present. • Assimilation of Islam as an ideology and legislation, and conscious manifestation of its values and trends. • Using mathematical systems and correlation in the fields of science and in general life affairs. • Assimilation of facts, concepts, principles and theories, dealing with them, using explaining universal phenomena, and utilizing them for the service and happiness of man, as well as solving his problems. • Using special abilities and free time to develop his knowledge, creativity, imitative.

  14. Education • Interesting is that boys and girls are educated separately. • Girls, must be picked up from school by a family member. • They incorporate daily prayer time into their school day. • Children must attend school until the age of 16. • They read Arabic from right to left • Public School systems do not provide bussing to and from school. • Private Education provides bussing for students.

  15. National Plan for Education • Staff development • Developing examination/assessment • School-based innovations • Technical and vocational education and training • Developing pre-school education • Non-formal education • National Assessment Program • Learning resource centers

  16. Educational Facts Academic Year – September to June Hours in school 8:00 – 1:00 Do the math 5hrs. X 6 days =30 Hours weekly Days in attendance Monday through Saturday National Assessments of Education Achievements are given on a regular basis.

  17. Educational Ladder At the end of the 10th class students are classified for 2 major streams: that last for a period of two years, at the conclusion of their two years are given the General Secondary Certificate only after passing an Exit Exam. Called a (Tawjihi) Comprehensive Secondary -(Academic ) – includes study in scientific and literary specialization. Applied Secondary Education Stream- (Vocational )- includes industrial, commercial, agricultural, nursing, hotel and home economics education. The two year applied secondary program provides vocational education and training for skilled labor to meet the needs of society.

  18. Educational Ladder University education (B.A. level) Public Universities – (6) are funded by the government, and students fees. Private Universities – (13) are funded by student fees and cost 4 times as much to attend. Academic Degrees Intermediate --Bachelor’s --Higher Diploma --Master’s P.H.D.

  19. Special Education & Gifted Special EducationAt presenthandicapped students are notmainstreamed, they attend separate institutions provided by the government. However, it is their goal to slowly begin integrating students with special needs in public schools by accepting mild to medium handicapped. Gifted Supports the gifted, whereby a gifted student may be promoted to a higher class suitable to his mental age, but not more than twice in one year.

  20. Gifted cont. Gifted Supports the gifted, whereby a gifted student may be promoted to a higher class suitable to his mental age, but not more than twice in one year. The educational institutions offer developmental programs for the gifted in science, mathematics, languages and computer, as well ad developmental activities oriented towards curricula approved by the MOE to suit the needs and abilities of those students.

  21. Other Educational Institutions for Gifted and Special Education • Ministry of Social Development- concern with the education of the mentally handicapped and those with special needs. • UNRWA - is responsible for 203 schools for Palestinian refugees • Nor Al -Hussein Foundation- An institution for the gifted beyond the ninth basic class. • Queen Alia Fund– a non governmental organization that focuses on the Kindergarten level for those with special needs. • Union of Charity Societies– a non governmental organization educational institution at the kindergarten level for the handicapped and those with special needs.

  22. Diversity in Education • The Government focuses on enhancing the education of students and teachers with many different cultures and experiences. • Exchange of, and exposure among teachers , experts and, students. Exchange of experiences, educational materials and documents. • Exchange of study scholarships. • Promoting democratic practices such as decentralization, delegation of authority, participation in decision making and Pupil’s Councils and Committees.

  23. Curricula and Textbooks • The curricula and textbooks are chosen by the M.O.E. • Assessment test are developed by the M.O. E. • The curricula and textbooks development plan focuses on improving the content with the aim of developing creative thinking and promoting academic, vocational, and applied educational tracks; focuses on developing skills for analyzing and processing information. • Studies include: Science, Physics, Chemistry, Arabic – Islamic History, World history, Geography, Math, Religion, Arabic and English Language Arts, Art, Reading, and Physical Education,

  24. Teaching Facts • Teachers are considered the most important element of the educational process. They provide incentives and set annual quantitative and qualitative developmental plans. • Teachers are distributed according to years of experience and supervising authority. • Teachers are selected for the job through competitive measures and on the basis of capability, experience, and educational qualifications. • Special consideration of employment is given to sons and daughters of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Poor families, and the handicapped who hold academic qualifications. • Teacher promotion takes place after 5 years in a new grade, class, or category, but may be promoted based on higher academic degree or distinctive performance. • Training of Pre-Primary and Basic school teachers must hold a Bachelor’s degree • Secondary teachers must hold a Bachelor’s and one year postgraduate • Training of Higher Education Teachers must hold a Doctorate, some times only a Master’s Degree.

  25. Compare and Contrast • Teachers in both countries are to develop an improvement plan after initial certification. • Both programs stress technology in classroom • Women/Men are only assigned to teach same gender in Jordan. This is not the case in the United States • Both programs pay in accordance with continued education. • Both programs have a higher Office that set standards to be taught. • Government in Jordan decided what textbooks are to be used. Here teachers are allowed to choose books and format.

  26. Compare and Contrast Cont. • Teachers in Jordan are given incentives to improve their status. Examples include, special allowances, housing funds, teacher’s clubs, better office furniture, medals, celebrations on Teacher Day and 5% of university seats for teacher’s sons and daughters. I do not know of any incentives that teachers here are offered, we make less than factory workers, are given a free lunch ticket for Christmas, and pay $5.00 a month or .25 for each cup of coffee. However, our ice is free, and occasionally the cooks will put extra cookies in the teachers lounge for us.

  27. RESOURCES • • •

  28. More pictures I hope you have enjoyed your trip come back and visit soon!!!