Queen Rania Foundation

Jordan’s Teachers and Principals in a Global Landscape

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Executive Brief

This brief highlights some of the main findings from Jordan’s 2018 National Teacher Survey, benchmarking them against data from the OECD’s 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which was released in two volumes; in June 2019 and March 2020. 48 countries and economies participated in TALIS 2018, including two Arab States (Saudi Arabia and the UAE). Jordan was not among the formal country participants in the 2018 TALIS cycle. However, the OECD allowed Jordan the use of their methodology and questionnaires to develop a Jordan-specific teacher survey that was also run in 2018. The methods, sampling and 50% of questions used in the Jordan Teacher Survey were identical to TALIS. Jordan’s 2018 National Teacher Survey was a nationally representative survey of 5,722 basic education teachers (grades 1-10), along with their school principals from 361 Ministry of Education (MoE), private and UNRWA schools. It was conducted through a partnership between Jordan’s MoE and the Queen Rania Foundation, with funding from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Global Affairs Canada. This brief compares data from Jordan’s grade 7-10 teachers and principals with lower secondary education teachers participating in TALIS.

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