Teacher training on ICT use in education in Asia and the Pacific: overview from selected countries

This publication is an initial inventory of professional development and teacher training programmes on ICT from selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. This is an ongoing project, whose final goal is to benefit countries in the region in improving their teacher training activities in ICT.

There is an irreversible trend among countries in Asia and the Pacific to transform their teaching force and educational staff into technology literate and skilled workers. In almost all countries in the region, including emerging countries, teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary levels are being trained in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education with varying degree and scope.

To learn from these experiences as well as benefit from existing training resources, UNESCO undertook an initial inventory of professional development and teacher training programmes on ICT from selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. The inventory looked into the implementing bodies, sponsorship, objectives, recipients of training, geographical coverage, scope and level of training, curriculum course contents, modules and training materials developed, methodologies, and mode of delivery.

The inventory is in the embryonic phase - the initial information will be used to launch a database of teacher training programmes on ICT in the region, to be made searchable online. This is an ongoing project which will see a continuous expansion and updating of the database as all countries in the region begin to perceive the importance of contributing to its updating. The end goal is to benefit countries in the region in improving their teacher training activities in ICT.

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  • Bibliographic reference
  • Collation: 52 p.
  • Publication year: 2003
  • ISBN: 92-9223-000-x
  • Series Title: Information repackaging series
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