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CEP Jordan Country Director, Dr. Osamha Obeidat, Presented Paper at MIT’s LINC Conference

Monday, December 10th, 2007

On October 28-30, Dr. Osamha Obeidat participated in MIT’s Fourth Annual Conference of Learning International Networks Consortium ( LINC) which was held at the Dead Sea, Jordan, under the theme: Technology Enabled Education: A catalyst for positive change.  The conference brought together more than 500 educators and consultants from 40 countries.  Dr. Obeidat presented on university-school partnerships.  His presentation focused on the advantages of partnerships for universities and schools, the possible forms of partnerships, and barriers that may hinder university-school partnerships and what can be done to overcome these barriers.  Dr. Obeidat also shared with the audience some positive examples of university-school partnerships both in Jordan and globally.

“Fighting unemployment with education” — Gulfnews.com

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Gulfnews.com reports on the proposed Knowledge Complex to be established in Dubai by the new Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.  The Knowledge Complex “will offer young Arabs wider access to education and to help reduce the rate of unemployment and illiteracy in the region.”  To read the full article, click here.

“Education for all – ‘a global imperative’ ” – The Jordan Times

Monday, December 10th, 2007

In an opinion editorial in The Jordan Times, Queen Rania of Jordan writes about the UNESCO “Education for All” initiative and brings attention to its slow progress.  To read the fill article, click here.

“Sharjah to set up translation institute” — Khaleej Times

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

The Government of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it will establish a translation institute to focus on translating important English books into Arabic and Arabic books into English.   To read the full article, click here.