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ICT use in primary schools: Comparative analysis of 5 rural provinces

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Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has implemented the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) project since 2007 along with the Education Development Master Plan (2006-2015). In-service teacher training is considered important for improving the quality of primary education. Training for primary school teachers to acquire ICT skills and knowledge is especially important because ICT enables them to give effective lessons as well as administrative work efficiently. In 2009, ‘Level-up training on ICT for primary school teachers’ was conducted as a series of projects for the EFA-FTI. The Cascade Training Model, which equips trainers to go on and train other people at a national, regional, provincial and school level, was introduced. The analysis was based on the results of the questionnaires responded by 271 teachers of 24 schools in 5 provinces, and interviews and focus group discussion with 540 people including governors, local government officials, school principals and parents. The paper presents the conditions and challenges of ICT use at rural schools in Mongolia. The analysis indicates 1) the Cascade Training Model effectively worked; 2) trained teachers started collaborating for their self-learning; 3) the schools support the ICT use in classroom; 4) communities have high expectations for further ICT use in schools. Furthermore, considerations were identified 1) the contents of school level training varied due to different levels of communication infrastructure; 2) the lack of sufficient ICT equipment was evident; 3) the use of old computers causes software incompatibility problems and system vulnerabilities.

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Onodera, Junko. and Yamaguchi, Shinobu. "ICT use in primary schools: Comparative analysis of 5 rural provinces" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493746_index.html>

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Onodera, J. and Yamaguchi, S. "ICT use in primary schools: Comparative analysis of 5 rural provinces" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493746_index.html

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Abstract: Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has implemented the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) project since 2007 along with the Education Development Master Plan (2006-2015). In-service teacher training is considered important for improving the quality of primary education. Training for primary school teachers to acquire ICT skills and knowledge is especially important because ICT enables them to give effective lessons as well as administrative work efficiently. In 2009, ‘Level-up training on ICT for primary school teachers’ was conducted as a series of projects for the EFA-FTI. The Cascade Training Model, which equips trainers to go on and train other people at a national, regional, provincial and school level, was introduced. The analysis was based on the results of the questionnaires responded by 271 teachers of 24 schools in 5 provinces, and interviews and focus group discussion with 540 people including governors, local government officials, school principals and parents. The paper presents the conditions and challenges of ICT use at rural schools in Mongolia. The analysis indicates 1) the Cascade Training Model effectively worked; 2) trained teachers started collaborating for their self-learning; 3) the schools support the ICT use in classroom; 4) communities have high expectations for further ICT use in schools. Furthermore, considerations were identified 1) the contents of school level training varied due to different levels of communication infrastructure; 2) the lack of sufficient ICT equipment was evident; 3) the use of old computers causes software incompatibility problems and system vulnerabilities.


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