“The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers”, so goes the well-used adage. It is certainly important to recruit the best possible candidates, and to train and recognize them, but it is also essential to work continuously to improve the quality of teaching.
Jordan has over 105,000 teachers (2013/14) and every year recruits 2,500-5,000 new teacher entrants to replace those that have left the profession as well as to meet the needs of a growing student population.
QRF is keen to conduct research on how to raise the status of teachers, on recruitment approaches to attract top talent, on models and options for initial and continuing teacher education, and on the role of teachers in addressing social inequality in schools – among other issues.
Every 3 years, QRF plans to conduct a National Teacher Survey to assess the status of teachers and principals in Jordan across the public and private sectors in Jordan.