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Scholarships for Jordanian Teachers

People never stop learning – and not even teachers are exempt from that maxim. Thanks to a series of meetings between Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, President Lee Bollinger of Columbia University, and President Susan Fuhrman of Columbia's Teachers College, as well as Her Majesty's visits to Columbia University, 12 Jordanian teachers will participate in a teachers' training program at Columbia University this summer where they will have the chance to learn some new techniques to bring back to their classrooms.

Queen Rania expressed her pride while speaking with the teachers. "It is so wonderful to see you take part in this process of intercultural exchange… it's a brilliant opportunity and I hope you come back and train teachers and share experience with others," said the Queen.

Teachers were selected from different public schools around the Kingdom after a rigorous review process by a selection committee, which included representatives of the Ministry of Education and Columbia University. By picking teachers from different governorates around the Kingdom, the ministry hopes to spread the lessons learned from the program as extensively as possible – reaching potentially thousands of students.

This article appeared in the June 27, 2007 edition of the Jordan News Agency.

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