Jordan Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy Support Project − a Case Study

Mohammad A. Akour, Rifat O. Shannak

Abstract


This paper evaluates the Government of Jordan Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy program’s (ERfKE) Support Project (ESP); Youth, Technology, and Careers (YTC) component. ERfKE was a five-year program (2004- 2009) and considered one of the most ambitious education reform programs in the Middle East with a financial plan of $380 million dollars. To support ERfKE program, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) additionally provided approximately $31.5 million through its created ERfKE Support Project (ESP). The ESP three major components were: Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Youth, Technology, and Careers (YTC) and the Shorouq initiative supporting South Jordan. The overall performance of the YTC component was certainly encouraging.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v4i4.2067

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