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Building and Sustaining National ICT Education Agencies : Lessons from England (Becta)

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18026
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Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER)
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Dykes, Gavin
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2017-02-17T20:57:28Z
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2017-02-17T20:57:28Z
dc.date.issued
2016
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2020-10-28T10:03:54Z
dc.description.abstract
The British educational communications and technology agency (Becta) was established in 1998 and finally closed in 2011. The government in England set out Becta’s priorities in annual remit letters, and the agency’s changing role is traced through the content of these letters. Becta primarily addressed school-based and technical and vocational education and it acted as the key agency in taking forward England’s e-learning strategy, harnessing technology. In Becta’s lifetime, technology changed dramatically, and the agency played an important role in building the capacity of schools and colleges to support their work and the learning of students through technology. Becta played an important role in conducting research and gathering evidence in use of technology for learning and in developing education leadership and teacher capacity to use technology across the school curriculum. While every national context is different, some of the experience associated with Becta’s existence may provide a starting point for reflection on the development of similarly focused information and communication technology (ICT) in education agencies.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/250921487331745441/Building-and-sustaining-national-ICT-and-education-agencies-lessons-from-England-Becta
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26090
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English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
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World Bank Education, Technology & Innovation: SABER-ICT Technical Paper Series,no. 6;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
ICT education
dc.subject
ICT
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education agencies
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education policy
dc.title
Building and Sustaining National ICT Education Agencies
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dc.title.subtitle
Lessons from England (Becta)
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Working Paper
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Building and Sustaining National ICT Education Agencies
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2017-02-17
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/250921487331745441/Building-and-sustaining-national-ICT-and-education-agencies-lessons-from-England-Becta
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yes
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090224b084956f70_1_0
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27201384
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112900
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/250921487331745441/pdf/112900-WP-Agencies-England-Becta-SABER-ICTno06.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Europe and Central Asia
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United Kingdom
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Education :: Education and Digital Divide
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Education :: Education for the Knowledge Economy
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Education :: Educational Technology and Distance Education
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Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Poverty Reduction & ICT
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EDU GP GLOBAL (GEDGE)

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