AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday attended the “Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” document launch session at the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum, hosted by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), a statement by Her Majesty’s Office said.
The session was attended by QRTA CEO, Haif Bannayan, and members of the document launch project advisory committee.
At the session, Her Majesty was briefed on the project, its accomplishments to date, and the schools that have piloted the standards.
The document launch project aims to establish a set of standards and teaching/learning indicators for Arabic language instruction to enhance the comprehension and retention of students from kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12).
The standards were developed by QRTA following a pilot study conducted across several Arab-speaking countries.
The standards are also not specific to any country, region or educational system, but are rather general criteria for Arabic native speakers to learn their language regardless of their social demographic or geographic region.
After the session, Her Majesty met with the forum’s key-education sponsor, Follett Corporation, a US-based education solution provider.
During her conversation with Follett chairman, Todd Litzsinger, and president, Nader Qaimari, Her Majesty discussed a possible partnership to transform K-12 education in Jordan and create custom educational content for Jordanian students.
In a second meeting with forum speakers and guests, Queen Rania met with International Baccalaureate Director Carolyn Adams, Tina Blythe, and Ami Marei from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Bath professor, Mary Hayden, and co-founder of Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership through Technology, Alan November.