Friday, June 29, 2012

Educational Reform: New Paradigms and Technologies

From Latin American Policy Journal

Author: Eugenio Severin

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

June 2012

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The demand for better quality education has contributed to the development of multiple educational reforms in Latin America. Recently, information and communication technolo- gies have taken an important role within the education policies of a number of countries, including important budget and management efforts. So far, evidence shows that technol- ogy itself is not able to solve the educational problems. A systemic effort of reform that modifies the present paradigms of educational service is needed. In order to achieve that, technology can and should play a central role. The experimental assessment of the “Una Laptop por Niño” (One Laptop per Child) program in Peru confirms the need for integral approaches that last.

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