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Adolescents in Jordan: education and learning

Authors

Elizabeth Presler-Marshall
Nicola Jones
Sarah Baird
with Agnieszka Malachowska

Publication type:
Policy briefs and policy notes
Date: July 2019
The Jordanian government – together with international development partners – has made considerable strides in meeting the global commitment to ‘No Lost Generation’ and in scaling up educational opportunities for refugee populations. By converting hundreds of schools to run double-shifts, and hiring thousands of teachers, the Ministry of Education is providing formal schooling to over 130,000 Syrian children. Despite efforts, however, a large majority of (70%) Syrian adolescents are not attending secondary school. GAGE’s 2018 baseline findings, from research with host and refugee communities, highlight the fragility of adolescents’ high educational aspirations and underscores the need for significantly more support if Jordan is to deliver on its new National Youth Strategy’s goal of providing learning environments that are ‘safe, supportive and stimulating’.

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