Positioning ICT in Education to Achieve the Education 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Recommendations for a Regional Strategy

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Positioning ICT in Education to Achieve the Education 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Recommendations for a Regional Strategy

This regional study, 'Positioning ICT in Education to Achieve the Education 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Recommendations for a Regional Strategy', is a comprehensive compilation of data on the current situation of SDG 4 as regards ICT in education in the Asia-Pacific and Asia-Pacific Member States' perceptions on how the integration of ICT into education systems can contribute to achieving SDG 4 targets.

One highlight of this study is the five priority areas for the use of ICT towards achieving SDG4 and Education 2030 that were identified based on a synthesis of the data:

  • ICT for transforming and expanding TVET and higher education
  • ICT for improving teacher quality
  • ICT for improving access to and quality of secondary education
  • ICT for enabling inclusive and equitable learning
  • ICT for monitoring and evaluation

Other key findings are that Asia-Pacific Member States' perceive that:

  • Mobile technology was most promising in increasing access to education and improving skills for employment; and
  • Teachers’ ICT competency is important for both pre-service and in-service teachers.

The regional study’s findings also informed the development of the ‘Asia Pacific Regional Strategy on Using ICT to Facilitate the Achievement of Education 2030‘, which was adopted on 11 May 2017 at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The regional study and the regional strategy should be regarded as complementary documents. Both are designed to guide the implementation by Member States, over the following five years, of a set of concrete and feasible actions that leverage ICT towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda.

The regional study is available for download here: Download PDF

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Positioning ICT in Education to Achieve the Education 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Recommendations for a Regional Strategy
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2018
ISBN 978-92-9223-587-1 (print version)
ISBN 978-92-9223-588-8 (electronic version)
 

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