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SABER-ICT ICT & education policies

In 2011, the World Bank kicked off a new initiative to build a global database of policy documents related to ICT use in education, to aid policymakers assess and benchmark their own policies against those of comparator countries around the world. As part of this process, SABER-ICT is attempting to assess the state of ICT-related policy formulation in the education sector according to a number of key policy domains, themes and characteristics, including:

1 Vision and Planning
1.1 Vision and overall goals
1.2 Linkages between ICT in education policy and other sectoral policies
1.3 Public funding and expenditure for ICT in education
1.4 Institutional arrangements
1.5 Public Private Partnerships (PPP) on ICT in education

2 ICT Infrastructure
2.1 Electricity supply
2.2 ICT equipment & related networking infrastructure
2.3 Technical support & maintenance
2.4 e-Waste

3 Teachers
3.1 Teacher training and professional development (including pre-service and in-service) on ICT –related topics
3.2 ICT-related teacher competency standards
3.3 Teacher networks/ resource centers for teachers
3.4 School leadership training, professional development and competency standards

4 Skills and competencies
4.1 ICT literacy/digital competency
4.2 Non-formal education/lifelong learning/vocational education

5 Learning resources
5.1 Digital content/digital learning resources (DLR) and curriculum

6.1 ICT use in management of the education system (EMIS)

7 Monitoring and evaluation, assessment, research and innovation
7.1 Monitoring ICT use and evaluating its impact
7.2 ICT use in assessment
7.3 Innovation, research and development

8 Equity, inclusion and safety
8.1 “Pro-equity” provisions and approaches
8.2 Digital ethics, safety and citizenship

x Cross-cutting themes
x.1 Distance education / distance learning
x.2 Mobile learning
x.3 ECD (early childhood development)
x.4 OER (open educational resources)
x.5 Community involvement
x.6 Data privacy

The first set of results from this work will emerge in 2013.

Revised preliminary draft
Master List of ICT/education policy documents [pdf]

(draft working document,
version 0.6, 30 January 2013)

(previous: Aug '12 - Feb '12 - June '11) 


Updates on work under SABER-ICT are available on the World Bank's EduTech blog. Of particular interest might be the following posts:

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