ERIC Number: ED486079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-12
Reference Count: 3
Intel International Interim Report
Martin, Wendy; Mandinach, Ellen; Kanaya, Tomoe; Culp, Katie McMillan
Education Development Center, Inc
This interim report presents preliminary data and observations from evaluations of Intel Teach to the Future being conducted around the world, and recommendations for building and refining this evaluation portfolio to ensure that findings will be instructive at the local, national and international level. The data presented here reflect the various evaluation processes that are underway, as well as those that are just beginning, in countries participating in Intel Teach to the Future. This interim report is intended to provide formative information for consideration by program staff as they develop and/or extend their evaluation plans, rather than summative information about overall program impact. Evaluation findings to date suggest that Intel Teach to the Future is a valuable professional development program for teachers working in a broad range of contexts. The program provides ongoing and continuous support for the development of teacher skills and knowledge in project-based learning and general ICT literacy, which initial evaluation findings indicate is crucial to its success. Intel Teach to the Future has learned from the limitations of past programs that provided substantial hardware and software to educational institutions but gave little or no thought to how to support the long-term use of those resources. Instead, its personnel have invested enormous energy in nurturing long-term and sustained relationships with governmental and educational stakeholders in order to allow the program to take hold and flourish. Future work and, perhaps, targeted case students will focus on these factors and emerging themes to help tease out the most influential variables and the interactions among them that enable programs like Teach to the Future to meet objectives and attain global impact.
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Inservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, International Programs
Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 617-969-7100; Fax: 617-969-5979; Web site: http://www.edc.org/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.