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News,  September 30, 2008

Tech giants invest in global ed reform

"Looking to produce their next generation of employees (and customers), technology giants such as Cisco Systems, Intel, and Microsoft are setting their sights beyond just the United States and are investing heavily in global education reform initiatives.

Developing nations such as India, Jordan, and Kenya are among the beneficiaries of these efforts, which underscore the need for U.S. schools to prepare their students for an increasingly global, information-based workforce.

Intel Corp., a company with four decades of educational reform initiatives—including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Learn Program, and the Model School program—has incorporated its Teach program throughout many parts of India.

According to Intel, by 2011 the Teach program will have helped 13 million teachers in more than 40 countries develop new skills to incorporate technology into their curriculum....

Using the project-based approach to learning emphasized by the Teach program, Premalatha’s students quickly learned 21st-century skills and even gave up play time to work in the school’s computer lab. The students completed a social research project on child labor, conducting research on the internet, says Premalatha."

URL: http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=55321
Posted by wrivenburgh on September 30, 2008 | News
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