Title: Educational challenges in Jordan and Oman

Authors: Tobias Joachim Schnitzler; Cara Luisa Heise

Addresses: Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria ' Vienna University, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: Recently, researchers have become increasingly interested in the concepts of first and secondary level education in Jordan and Oman. Educational challenges are seen as an essential cross-cutting issue. The objective of this paper is to provide an understanding of current trends. However, there is little literature available on good and bad practices. Thus, this comprehensive study makes use of the literature review and document analysis to focus on a review of the current status of public first and secondary level education in Jordan and Oman. The findings show that Oman still faces some educational challenges, such as fundamental cognitive skills, teaching methods, the curriculum and school year, the preparation for the labour market and gender issues. On the other hand, in Jordan, the review of literature shows that the Hashemite Kingdom faces educational challenges related to quality education, to teaching resources and to the sizeable influx of Syrian refugee children into the system.

Keywords: education; challenges; good practices; Jordan; Oman.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2021.114998

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.63 - 74

Received: 19 May 2020
Accepted: 30 Dec 2020

Published online: 10 May 2021 *

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