30.03.2013 - UNESCO Office in Amman

Training teachers on emergency education for the growing number of Syrian students in Jordan

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In recognition of the growing number of Syrian students entering Jordanian schools and the increasingly overburdened education system, the UNESCO Amman Office is launching its first workshop to train 50 teacher trainers on delivering quality education in emergency situations with funding from the Bulgarian government.

In recognition of the growing number of Syrian students entering Jordanian schools and the increasingly overburdened education system, the UNESCO Amman Office is launching its first workshop to train 50 teacher trainers on delivering quality education in emergency situations with funding from the Bulgarian government. With further funding from the European Union, UNESCO will conduct additional workshops to provide training for another 400 teacher trainers who will be deployed for cascade training of over 2,000 teachers across the country. The training is being conducted with the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) and the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MoE) over a six month period.

The first week-long Training of Trainers workshop began today with the participation of 50 trainers from the Ministry of Education, the UNESCO Representative to Jordan, the CEO of QRTA, the managing director of the Education Training Center, and the managing director of General Education at the Ministry of Education.

“In emergency situations, education provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection when delivered in safe, neutral spaces. Education offers children a sense of normalcy, stability, structure and hope for the future. That is why UNESCO plays an active role in promoting quality education in emergency responses and in long-term post-conflict recovery,” said Dr. Anna Paolini, Head of UNESCO Amman Office and the UNESCO Representative to Jordan.

Each training workshop features 5 modules and is conducted over 5 days. Developed over the last six months by UNESCO and QRTA, the modules cover psycho-social and pedagogical skills that teachers would need when teaching in emergency situations. The training will be delivered by QRTA staff and consultants in the presence of the MoE.




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