Jordan Education Initiative (JEI)

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Jordan Education Initiative (JEI)
The aim is to stimulate economic growth through holistic change to education. High quality electronic content is being built and deployed in K-12 schools through teachers with laptops and projectors, for whole class teaching in everyday lessons. e-Curricula covering over 6000 lessons in Maths, Science, Arabic, English-as-a-Foreign-Language and ICT are under construction; The Math curricula is already deployed. Life long learning for adults will follow. Local capacity is being built, including new pedagogical skills and local ICT companies. The intent is to re-use the model in multiple developing countries and several are now in the feasibility stage.
International implementation
Ongoing from 1/1/2003 to 1/1/2007
JEI partners include Government of Jordan, World Economic Forum, Computer Associates, Microsoft, Intel, France Telecom/Jordan Telecom, Fastlink, USAID, MEPI, World Links, Netcorp, Cisco Learning Institute. 45 organisations are participating in this Public/Private Partnership project - see list at http://www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content/Jordan+Education+InitiativeCisco Systems would like to acknowledge the “World e-Curricula” project developed in 2002 in partnership with Hugh Jagger, which provided a number of the foundational concepts for the JEI.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No