Reading social stories in the community: A promising intervention for promoting children’s environmental knowledge and behavior in Jordan. Published in The Journal of Environmental Education 48, no. 5 (June 1, 2017), p. 334–46 Randa Ali Mahasneh, Qatar University Michael H. Romanowski, Qatar University Rana Dajani, Hashemite University
a thesis based on qualitative research of what specific factors has led to the successful development of WLR. In my thesis, I take into consideration the pragmatic leader of WLR, Rana Dajani, and how her leadership and management style has contributed to WLR achieving their organizational objectives. I discovered that Rana Dajani has been very successful at inspiring employees and stakeholders to pursue a shared mission of making children love reading.
Using a combination of qualitative approaches, this research looks at the impact of the We Love Reading model and whether it can be replicated, and identifies viable paths to increase the reach of the program. The final recommendation is to execute two different strategies that complement each other. The first focuses on taking advantage of existing efforts to include more ICT in training and follow-up to create more targeted strategies of engagement for international actors interested in the program to lower financial barriers. The second emphasizes the importance of focusing on a particular region and identifying international actors with existing infrastructure and partners locally and collaborate to create a shared value.
(Julia Michalek1*, Matteo Lisi2, Deema Awad1, Kristin Hadfield3, Isabelle Mareschal1 and Rana Dajani4, 5)