Tag: education

Rasha al-Khateeb, Founder of MindShift Academy

Shifting Mindsets

Worried that Jordan’s education system was failing to fully prepare children for the demands of the modern world, Rasha al-Khateeb decided to launch MindShift Academy earlier this year. Rasha al-Khateeb is concerned Jordan’s youth risk being left behind if they…

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Efforts to get young people into work should come as part of a wider package of macroeconomic policies. By Mary Kawar and Zafiris Tzannatos The conclusion of yet another successful World Economic Forum in the context of this year’s timely…

A Double Shift in Education

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and Jordanian-based initiative, Madrasati, have partnered together to promote double shift systems within Jordan’s schools. The idea behind this structure is to have an immediate solution…

Al Khalidi

Al Khalidi Center: Training Jordan’s Medical Professionals

Al Khalidi Eductaion and Training Center (KETC), a part of Al Khalidi Hospital and Medical Center, is the first of its kind in Jordan offering certificates, training, and research opportunities to healthcare and non-healthcare professionals seeking to continually improve and…

AMIDEAST

AMIDEAST: Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians

AMIDEAST Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians AMIDEAST’s mission is to expand opportunity through education and training. Founded in 1951, the American non-profit organization achieves that goal through a network of more than 20 offices in 11 countries in the Middle…

The battle for young minds

The Battle for Young Minds

An ideological battle is being fought in Jordan’s classrooms between reformers wanting to foster greater critical thinking and tolerance, and cultural conservatives alarmed by what they see as the creeping secularization of education. There has been much debate in recent…

Minister of Education Omar Razzaz on Tawjihi Reforms

Reforming Tawjihi

Ever since assuming post as the Minister of Education, Omar Razzaz has been busy engineering plans to upgrade the Kingdom’s education system, starting with the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi). Razzaz, who has been a vocal advocate of the…

Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi

Helping Higher Education

From spiraling student numbers to funding shortfalls, Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi, is under no illusions about the size of the challenges facing our university system. With graduate unemployment at worryingly high levels, many wonder where the disconnect lays…

A New Way to Teach

A New Way to Teach

If we truly want to prepare our children for the future, we need to start teaching them to think creatively and critically. By Helen Al Uzaizi ‘Teaching to the test’ has sadly become a common term; it happens when an…

Al Ahliyya Amman University

Amman University: Preparing Students Properly

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU): preparing students to be competitive in the labor market. A Q&A interview with Prof. Sadeq A. Hamed, President of Al-Ahliyya Amman University about how they manage to prepare the students properly. There has been talk about…