Dead Sea – Jordan 22-23 August, 2022 DVV International in cooperation with Ministry of Education held a panel discussion for the steering and technical committees aimed to draft a national framework for adult education in Jordan discussing the outcomes of the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII), share experiences among represented institutions, and to present the mapping study for the Adult Leaning and Education reality in Jordan.
DVV International in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, organized the first meeting of the steering and technical committees aimed to draft a national framework for adult education in Jordan. The meeting took on the nature of a panel discussion that dealt with several topics, the most important of which are the Blem and Marrakesh frameworks and the mechanisms of action of legal frameworks to respond to the most prominent outcomes of the Marrakesh Framework of Action issued by the Seventh International Conference on Adult Learning and Education 2022.
The institutions represented in the steering and technical committees also reviewed the most prominent areas of work in the field of adult learning and education, which are 12 ministries, governmental, and local and international non-governmental institutions. This is within the framework of identifying the most prominent programs and challenges at the level of policies, data collection and financing.
The results of the analytical study of the reality of adult learning and education were also reviewed, which shows the huge size and diversity in the adult learning and education sector, especially that aims to develop human resources, prepare for the labor market, and enhance employment opportunities. Where it emerged from the study that there are six sectors in the field of adult learning and education, namely: 1- Formal education and literacy. 2- Higher education and continuous learning centers. 3- Institutions specialized in adult education and training. 4- Vocational and technical education and training for adults. 5- Local and international civil society organizations. 6- Private adult education and training institutions. As there are 6,271 institutions in the field of adult learning and education operating and existing and providing their services to 503,365 people during the year 2019/2020.
This panel discussion is one of the main steps taken by the Ministry of Education in consultation and partnership with various stakeholders from ministries and governmental and non-governmental, local and international institutions, with the support of DVV International in Jordan to build a national framework for adult education, which aims to develop policies related to education and training for adults, coordination between all institutions working in this field and responding to the most prominent challenges.