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ERIC Number: EJ999397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Child-Friendly School Initiative in Jordan: A Sharing Experience
Weshah, Hani A.; Al-Faori, Oraib; Sakal, Reham M.
College Student Journal, v46 n4 p699-715 Dec 2012
The purpose of this research was to report on a Child-Friendly School (CFS) initiative pilot project in Jordan, which aims at initiating the creation of CFS and to raise stakeholders' awareness of the importance of this project in promoting and implementing Child Rights Conviction (CRC) in Jordan. The study was conducted by a joint team selected from public and private educational institutions by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in co-operation with Lund University to work on CRC. A case study design with mixed quantitative and qualitative modes of inquiry were used interactively for collecting information from the targeted schools to determine whether the CFS project causes outcomes. The observed outcomes indicated that the stakeholders; principals, teachers, and supervisors at the targeted schools adopted what is so-called CFS environment. It enhances their awareness, knowledge, skills and dispositions towards child-rights. Evidence obtained from teachers' materials showed that they started planning lessons and strategies to translate the principles of CRC into their own classrooms. Observations showed that students were very excited with the activation of their role in the learning process. They were able to translate the principles of CRC by writing short stories, writing and playing their own sketches and drawing their own pictures. School principals developed plans and practices to involve parents and local community leaders in school policy. Participated stakeholders were able to use assessment tools to improve their CFS program, hopefully to become change agents. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Sweden