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Solution for Reinventing Education

The Challenge

Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be ...

Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be financed in terms of the relative contributions of the public and private sectors.

Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

Developing countries should enhance the quality and reach of community radio and other audio resources for education and training purposes. They should also explore the potential of mobile telephone technology for educational purposes.

For example, the Text-to-Teach Program implemented through the partnership of telephone companies, content providers, business corporations and education ministries in the Philippines, Indonesia and some African countries has helped improve science teaching and student learning in the upper grades in elementary schools.

    Implemen- tations

    Implementation
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    A range of measures by the Kenyan Government

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society

    Related Solutions

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    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

    Polity, Academia, Civil Society
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    Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

    Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

    Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

    Polity, Academia
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    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure the
    educational system.

    Polity, Academia
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    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Polity, Civil Society