ERIC Number: ED396719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Educational Technology in Upgrading Teacher Education in Pakistan.
Abbasi, M. Hashim; Millar, Alex C.
This paper outlines a joint Asian Bank/Pakistan Ministry of Education project designed to upgrade the state of teacher education and to improve the quality, status, and professional self-esteem of Pakistan's teachers. The main strategies identified by the Project for priority attention include: structural changes through the creation of four new types of teacher education institutions in each of the provinces; development of the main teacher education pre- and in-service courses; increased output and improved standard of teachers at all levels; development and implementation of a Total Educational Technology Plan; and upgrading and strengthening of existing Government Colleges for Elementary Teachers and Government Colleges of Education. Educational technology is a key element designed to assist in achieving the Project's major goals and objectives. Needs analysis produced recommendations geared for: target population; new teacher education courses; allocation of electronic media; teacher/principal attitudes towards the equipment and software; potential sources of software; availability of ancillary funding; specialist educational technology assistance for teachers; developing a profession of educational technology interested people; storage and access for hardware and software; roles of Mobile Training Units; and overseas lessons on the application of educational technology. (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Improvement, Resource Allocation, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Electronic Media; Pakistan
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.