1-4 November 2010
Sponsored by the World Bank, the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology,
Many developing countries have embarked upon – and others are seriously considering – large-scale roll-outs of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in their education sector. Similar processes began in most OECD countries 10-20 years ago, in many middle income countries more recently. Structurally, education systems organize themselves in various ways to fund, implement and oversee these sorts of initiatives, which are typically quite expensive – and complex – and the related organizations evolve, in ways incremental and radical, over time. Despite the highly varied local contexts, in most countries, a single institution is core to the implementation of ICT/education initiatives.
What do we know about how such institutions work, and what suggestions might we have for governments creating such institutions for the first time, supporting these sorts of agencies over time, and/or restructuring such organizations to meet future challenges?
Please join us in Seoul, South Korea this November for what is meant to be the first ever global gathering of leaders of national ICT/education agencies (and their equivalents) from OECD, middle income and low income countries to share information about what is working, and what isn’t, and possible roads ahead. Some key questions related to the development of national ICT/education agencies (and their functional equivalents) in developing countries to be considered:
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