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Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Theme 2: Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Paul Fean, Instructor

Dear Jordan Educator participants, In the first prompt, we shared resources and reflections on Syrian refugees and western political responses.  This week, we focus on the situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan.  There are currently over 657,000......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Introduction-John Armstrong Griffin

John Armstrong Griffin, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is John Armstrong Griffin, but you can call me Jake. I have lived in the South Shore of Massachusetts almost my whole life (I also lived in New York City for a short stint). Therefore, I am excited to just experience......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Introduction

Jon Dwyer, Participant

1.) What led you to your vocation as an educator? I came into teaching as a second career following some 15 years in social justice ministries in California, Southeast Asia, Paterson, NJ and the South Bronx. While exploring education as an adjunct......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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MarHaba from Elley!

Elley Cannon, Instructor

Hi there! I’m Elley, or Nour in Arabic. I’ll be joining Paul as your second instructor for our upcoming educator course and I couldn’t be more excited. I currently live in Portland, OR, where I work in social services and education serving......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Instructor Introduction

Paul Fean, Instructor

Dear Jordan Educator participants, My name is Paul Fean (or ‘Dr Paul’ to many in Jordan) and I am one of the Instructors of the Dragons Educator Course in Jordan. As a professional teacher educator and longstanding inhabitant of the Middle East,......Read More

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An Invitation

Simon Hart, Dragons Admin

Dear Jordan Educator 2018 participants, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. It is blank now, but in the approaching weeks, it will......Read More