Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries

IFIP TC3 WG3.1, 3.4 & 3.5 Working Conference on Capacity Building for IT in
Education in Developing Countries 19–25 August 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe Gail
Marshall, Mikko Ruohonen. Computer education and human capacity building for

Author: Gail Marshall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412814600

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Deryn Watson CapBIT 97, Capacity Building for Information Technologies in Education in Developing Countries, from which this publication derives, was an invited IFIP working conference sponsored by Working Groups in secondary (WG 3. 1), elementary (WG 3. 5), and vocational and professional (WG 3. 4) education under the auspices ofIFIP Technical Committee for Education (TC3). The conference was held in Harare, Zimbabwe 25th - 29th August 1997. CapBIT '97 was the first time that the IFIP Technical Committee for Education had held a conference in a developing country. When the Computer Society of Zimbabwe offered to host the event, we determined that the location and conference topic reflect the importance of issues facing countries at all stages of developmen- especially Information Technologies (IT) development. Information Technologies have become, within a short time, one of the basic building blocks of modem industrial society. Understanding IT, and mastering basic skills and concepts of IT, are now regarded as part of the core education of all people around the world, alongside reading and writing. IT now permeates the business environment and underpins the success of modem corporations as well as providing government with cost-effective civil service systems. At the same time, the tools and technologies of IT are of value in the process of learning, and in the organisation and management of learning institutions.

Creating Partnerships for Capacity Building in Developing Countries

McCarthy, Bader, and Pleskovic discuss a variety of experiences in a number of transition and developing countries to build institutional capacity for economics education.

Author: F. Desmond McCarthy

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Economics

Page: 23

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Mathematics and Science Education in Developing Countries

... Shifting Rationales and Missing Links in Dutch Assistance with Capacity
Development for Science Education Reform in ... project experiences in science
education coI operation and capacity building in a number of countries in
southern and ...

Author: Masafumi Nagao

Publisher: UP Press

ISBN: 9789715425339

Category: Mathematics

Page: 502

View: 742

Capacity Building in Developing Countries

Development. in. Nigeria: A. Research. Note. on. the. University. James Etim
INTRODUCTION Western education came with the missionaries, and the first
known school in Nigeria was established in 1843 (Fafunwa, 1974: 82). At the
primary ...

Author: Valentine Udoh James

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275957919

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 267

Argues that building the educational, industrial, and economic capacities of societies, while fostering indigenous talents and skills, allows developing nations to direct their destinies through their own policies and collaborative efforts.

The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia

To meet this challenge, developing countries need to reform/renovate their
education systems and service deliveries as an integral part of national
development. However, most of them have not yet fully developed the individual,
institutional, ...

Author: Yasushi Hirosato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402093772

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 543

Yasushi Hirosato and Yuto Kitamura Developing countries, including Southeast Asian countries, face an enormous challenge in ensuring equitable access to quality education in the context of deepening globalization and increasing international competition. They must simultaneously meet the goals of Education for All (EFA) at the basic education level and of developing a more sophisticated workforce required by the knowledge-based economy at the post-basic, especially tertiary, education level. To meet this challenge, developing countries need to reform/renovate their education systems and service deliveries as an integral part of national development. However, most of them have not yet fully developed the individual, institutional, and system capacities in undertaking necessary education reforms, especially under decentralization and privatization requiring new roles at various (central and local, or public and private) levels of administration and stakeholders. Provided that an ultimate vision of educational development and cooperation in the twenty-first century would be to develop indigenous capacity in engineering education reforms, this book analyzes the overall education reform context and capacity, including the status of sector program support using the sector-wide approach (SWAp)/program-based approach (PBA) in developing countries. We also address how different stakeholders have been interacting in order to promote equitable access to quality education, particularly from the perspectives of capacity development under the system of decentralization.

Cross border Tertiary Education A Way towards Capacity Development

A Way towards Capacity Development OECD, The World Bank. Programmes
underway in East Asia show that widening access through trade and investment
can work. But the growth of international trade in higher education services also ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264038493


Page: 200

View: 899

This book discusses the concept of capacity-building for tertiary education through cross-border education, emphasising the critical role of quality assurance and trade negotiations.

Capacity Building in Economics Education and Research in Transition Economies

... into a capacity building strategy aimed at raising the level of economics
education and research in transition countries. ... the World Bank's decade-long
involvement in capacity building initiatives in developing and transition countries.


Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Economics

Page: 51

View: 320

Higher Education and International Capacity Building

Association of African Universities & World Bank (1997) Revitalising Universities
in Africa: strategies and guidelines. ... (Eds) A Changing Landscape – making
support to higher education and research in developing countries more effective.

Author: David Stephens

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927223

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 586

For the past 25 years UK Higher Education institutions have forged research and teaching partnerships with their counterparts overseas. Many of these links were funded by the British Government and managed by the British Council’s Higher Education Links Scheme. This book takes an informed and critical look at issues and trends in global higher education over the past twenty five years with an in-depth and often personal account of how these links were managed and led. Ten experts representing a variety of disciplines from areas such as conserving the natural environment, the promotion of human rights, and education and gender present an ‘insider’s’ view of their link, reflecting upon the successes and challenges in promoting research, developing institutional capacity at home and abroad, and the lessons they have learned. This book will be of particular interest to those working in higher education and international development generally; as well as students, researchers and professionals engaged in bilateral and multi-lateral development assistance programmes.

Training the trainers An innovative and successful model for capacity building in animal genetic resource utilization in sub saharan Africa and Asia

Developing countries need to devote attention to establishing and building up the
relevant institutions in order to ... Greater investments to “link research, education
and outreach to development activities” are required (FARA, 2010). Developing
countries need to adopt and implement appropriate policies and effective
regulatory frameworks, as well as build and strengthen the required human
capacity ...


Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9291462713



View: 824

Drug Lessons and Education Programs in Developing Countries

8 Good Health Is Good Business: Capacity Building for Marketing Integrated
Health Services to the Business Community in Northern Mexico Leo Ryan How
many of you have attended a training workshop, not sure why you were there?

Author: Henry W. Kirsch

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412821971

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 208

Drug Lessons and Education Programs in Developing Countries

Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2007

Development of Education in Africa biennale meeting and the recent visit of
African education ministers to Singapore and Vietnam ... S FTI partners also
recognised at an early stage , the importance of helping countries collect good
quality data on all aspects of the education system . ... The preliminary findings of
the FTI capacity development task team indicate that this is a neglected area in
many of the ...

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.

ISBN: 9780954962913

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

View: 334

Commonwealth Education Partnership 2007 is an essential overview of the development of education systems in the Commonwealth, focusing on international collaborations and on the partnerships in member countries between government, NGOs and the private sector in education. Focuses in this edition: increasing access and the right to quality education; supporting teachers for quality education; resourcing; and education for the good of all. Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Partnerships.

Qualitative Educational Research in Developing Countries

... Britain's Overseas Development Ad— ministration {ODA) has developed
policies that emphasize capacity building in partner countries. This is particularly
true of ODA's approach to eduw cational aid. The Education Policy Paper (ODA, ...

Author: Michael Crossley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134566670

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 482

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Capacity Building in Economics Education and Research

... education and economic research in the developing countries of the East Asia
and Pacific Region. It is based on two main sources of information. First, it
summarizes the experience of the World Bank in building or strengthening
capacities ...

Author: François Bourguignon

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821365967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 430

This book presents papers from the conference on "Scaling up the Success of Capacity Building in Economic Education and Research," which took place in Budapest at the Central European University campus. It includes contributions from key researchers, academics and policy makers from Europe, the United States, and developing countries that identify and brainstorm on capacity building challenges.

Enhancing Quality in Transnational Higher Education

Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Australian Offshore Programs Anne
Chapman, David Pyvis ... program mobility is an important means for these
countries to build local institutional capacity to deliver higher education. The
capacity-building approach to internationalization is a key driver of economic and
social development, the ultimate aim being to render developing countries more
self-reliant ...

Author: Anne Chapman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739167928

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 773

Enhancing Quality in Transnational Higher Education explores issues in the provision of quality teaching and learning in university programs delivered ‘offshore’. A collection of case studies provides insights into the ‘lived experiences’ of teachers and learners engaged in Australian transnational education across a broad range of universities, locations, programs and models of delivery.

Policy Making for Education Reform in Developing Countries

Education. Manzoor Ahmed Nonformal education1 (NFE) has assumed a new
significance both in developing and ... nonformal education to coordinate and
promote policies and capacity-building among participating countries (ADEA,

Author: William K. Cummings

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578868955

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 242

Policy-Making for Education Reform in Developing Countries aims at helping policymakers in developing countries better understand the processes and strategies for education reform, and the policy options available to them. This text focuses on the content of reform-options and strategies for achieving educational improvement at different levels of the system, e.g., primary, secondary, tertiary; for different sub-sectors, e.g., management, teachers; and for different purposes with which education systems are tasked, e.g., reaching peripheral groups of students, linking youth and employment. A holistic approach is increasingly recognized as essential to realizing the promises of education for the development of social and human capital-innovation in a global economy, sustained economic growth, social harmony and greater civic participation, decreased achievement gaps, and increased equity.

Education and training for food security Capacity building and good practices in five African countries

Background Communication is essential to rural development , all the more so
with the importance now attached to ... popular and socio - culturally appropriate
appropriate means of communication in many parts of the developing world .


Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251058572



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Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology E learning E assessment and Education

Developing. Countries. Through. International. Cooperation: Case. of. Sri. Lanka.
Through. Cooperation. of. Toyohashi ... the importance & the role of the University
-Industry linkage in fostering the development of engineering education in
developing countries. ... to engineering education & research, as an effective
means of human resource development & institutional capacity building in
regionally ...

Author: Magued Iskander

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140208739X

Category: Computers

Page: 601

View: 912

Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-Learning, E-Assessment and Education is a collection of world-class paper articles addressing the following topics: (1) E-Learning including development of courses and systems for technical and liberal studies programs; online laboratories; intelligent testing using fuzzy logic; evaluation of on line courses in comparison to traditional courses; mediation in virtual environments; and methods for speaker verification. (2) Instruction Technology including internet textbooks; pedagogy-oriented markup languages; graphic design possibilities; open source classroom management software; automatic email response systems; tablet-pcs; personalization using web mining technology; intelligent digital chalkboards; virtual room concepts for cooperative scientific work; and network technologies, management, and architecture. (3) Science and Engineering Research Assessment Methods including assessment of K-12 and university level programs; adaptive assessments; auto assessments; assessment of virtual environments and e-learning. (4) Engineering and Technical Education including cap stone and case study course design; virtual laboratories; bioinformatics; robotics; metallurgy; building information modeling; statistical mechanics; thermodynamics; information technology; occupational stress and stress prevention; web enhanced courses; and promoting engineering careers. (5) Pedagogy including benchmarking; group-learning; active learning; teaching of multiple subjects together; ontology; and knowledge representation. (6) Issues in K-12 Education including 3D virtual learning environment for children; e-learning tools for children; game playing and systems thinking; and tools to learn how to write foreign languages.

Building Educational Evaluation Capacity in Developing Countries

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Despite more than two decades of financial and
technical assistance , relatively few developing countries have established
sustainable capacity for educational monitoring and evaluation . In consequence
, the efforts ...

Author: John Middleton



Category: Educational evaluation

Page: 48

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Education monitoring, testing, and evaluation systems are urgently needed in developing countries. Lessons from the American experience suggest that investment plans should tie evaluation standards, requirements, and funding to program support for policy and institutional changes at the national, intermediate and school levels of education systems.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007

A development economist , he has published extensively on problems of human
resources , education and economic ... educational outcomes for the poor in
developing countries through research , capacity building , communication , and

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780955440830

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 416

Presents current thought and pertinent analysis on Commonwealth issues and challenges. In-depth articles and case studies focus on topical issues, including the theme of the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: 'Transforming Commonwealth Societies to achieve political, economic and human development.'

New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries

This constitutes amajor element ofthe capacity building problem within
theindustry. ... This links the skill development problemin developing countries to
the poor educational infrastructure, outofdate teaching materialsand out
ofdateand ...

Author: George Ofori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136940626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 471

Developing countries face the challenge of maintaining economic growth and socio-economic development, at the core of which sits the construction industry. Considerable research on construction in developing countries took place in the 1970's and 1980's, but little since, a gap which this book fills. Including contributions from prominent academics and practitioners in Australia, China, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the UK, this is a truly international analysis of a subject of global interest. The most insightful and relevant of recent research on topics such as Millennium Development Goals, the informal construction sector, human resource development, technology, finance and social change, are all addressed in the context of the construction industry in the developing world. Also considered are other key aspects of construction industry development such as institution building, nurturing of contractors and consultants and championing of industry development programmes. While the challenge has grown and the needs have become even more pressing, the research to date has rarely presented effective solutions. Focussing on those aspects of the construction industry most crucial to development, this is a much needed up-to-date study that sheds new light on a variety of concepts and issues. This is essential reading for researchers, professionals and students interested in the construction industry in developing countries. Readers of this book will be interested in its companion volume; Contemporary Issues of Construction in Developing Countries.