Jordan Education Initiative Evaluation
2007 to 2008

Education Development Center (EDC) and its partners, RTI International (RTI) and WorldLinks Arab Region (WLAR), have received funding from USAID to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the education reform initiative the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI). The JEI is public-private partnership to use e-learning and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool to help transform the quality of teaching and learning in Jordanian schools. The JEI was established as a test bed for introducing these resources into Jordanian classrooms in ways that could support innovative teaching practice. EDC's work, led by its Center for Children and Technology, is focused on examining the extent to which a new learning paradigm is emerging in the Discovery Schools and to understand the factors that have either facilitated these changes or hindered teachers' ability to transform the learning environment.


Daniel Light (PI)