Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education in Jordan (PROMISE)

Project description

Title: Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education in Jordan (PROMISE)
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Jordan
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Education (MoE)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2019 to 2023

Context

Jordan has undertaken efforts to comply with important international human rights conventions in the area of education, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In 2007, the Jordanian Government passed a Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and presented key strategies for the education sector: the Education Strategic Plan (ESP, 2018-2022) and the 10-Year Strategy for Inclusive Education (IES, 2020-2030).

The strategies have brought the country closer to the goal of providing equal access to education for all. However, there is still a lack of capacity for the implementation of an inclusive education system in Jordan. According to the ESP, only 150 public primary schools were accessible to children with disabilities in 2016/2017. In addition, the high influx of Syrian refugees as well as the transfer of more than 130,000 students from private to public schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic have heavily burdened the education system.

Objective

The Ministry of Education has developed an inclusive education system with support of the PROMISE programme.

Approach

PROMISE supports the MoE to ensure proper implementation of the IES in four key areas:

It enhances national planning and management capacities through the establishment of a 3-Year Action Plan and a Steering Committee to implement and monitor the IES.

The programme prepares measures for inclusive education in 18 pilot schools in Marka, Al Karak and Ajloun field directorates.

It capacitates relevant stakeholders, including education authorities, school principals, teachers and parents on how to support Inclusive Education.

It raises awareness among relevant stakeholders through community events and activities to combat stigma and inform about Inclusive Education.

Last update: Januar 2022

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