THE REALITY OF EDUCATION SECTOR IN JORDAN IN LIGHT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Laila Mohammad Abdel-mo’ti Damra
Dr., Arab Open University- Jordan Brranch- email@example.com
The study aimed at analyzing the reality of the education sector in Jordan in light of the sustainable development goals. To achieve this goal, the study used the descriptive analytical approach to define the seventeen sustainable development goals and how their historical development until they were set in 2015, focusing on goal number 4 related to quality education. The study also used content analyze approach to analyze the strategy of the Jordanian Ministry of Education 2018-2022 to verify its suitability to the goal of quality education, to verify the extent to which the provisions of that strategy are implemented on the ground, and to indicate the obstacles to that application, if any. The study revealed that the National Strategy for Education in Jordan 2018-2022 is consistent in its mission and vision with achieving the fourth goal of the sustainable development goals related to quality education, and that despite the improvements achieved in the education system in Jordan, there are remaining obstacles that challenge the reform of this sector in order to pave the way for its practice in a sustainable manner. After identifying a number of these obstacles, the study proposed a number of recommendations that would raise the readiness of the educational sector in Jordan to achieve the goals of sustainable development, such as Increase the capacity of the Jordanian Ministry of Education to improve the performance of teachers, motivate them to improve student learning, and support safe learning environments, including for children with disabilities, and supporting families in the poorest areas to enable them to enroll their children in education.
Keywords: sustainable development goals, sustainable education, the Jordanian Ministry of Education, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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