CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Supporting Instructional Improvement in Jordan

Professional Development Directors: Tom Corcoran and Bill Stroud (CPRE-TC)
Research Team: Tom Corcoran, Megan Silander, Samar Farah, and Jaunelle Pratt-Williams (CPRE – TC)

CPRE is partnered with Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) to develop and deliver programs that support new teacher education and in-service training. Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) is an independent non-profit organization committed to the vision of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of empowering educators with the skills, recognition, and support necessary to excel in their classrooms, as well as promoting excellence in teacher education and policy deliberation in Jordan and throughout the region. QRTA was launched in 2009 in partnership with Columbia University’s Teachers College (TC), Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), and the Jordanian Ministry of Education. Funded by the Jordan Ministry of Planning and United States Agency for International Development, and supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Partnership is developing and demonstrating a model of high quality professional development that is scalable within Jordan and supports the use of effective instruction in Jordan elementary and secondary schools. Over five years, QRTA and CPRE-TC worked together to provide a set of scalable professional development activities focused on improving instruction in science, mathematics, and English writing and reached a wide range of educators, administrators, and officials in Jordan’s educational system. The school networks focus on instructional improvement and building leadership capacity within participating schools. Each network focuses on either mathematics, science, or writing in English. The networks are now serving all regions of Jordan. 

Start date: 
January 2010
End date: 
October 2014