Desk review of MIS and education data base conducted; workshops have been organized; recruitment of consultants for the ESIS is ongoing.
Work has been merged with Grant 0158. Two more consultants are working on revised school funding formula, public investment system, and a finance and budgeting handbook for schools.
Delayed, but work is ongoing.
Completed. The strategy was approved by MEDS's order in September 2012 as "The Policy of Information and Communication Technology in Education Sector (2012-2016)" and "Implementation Plan of Policy of ICT in Education Sector (2012-2016)."
Review of teacher education curriculum completed; further review of the reports submitted by consultants ongoing; working group to be recruited for review of teaching practices.
One national consultant was recruited in March 2013 to develop new student admission procedures and student-teachers assessment framework.
training needs survey to identify priority CPD completed; framework of professional development planning is being developed after which this will be discussed in a workshop
MEDS confirmed that the new model (the firstplacement of student teachers in the second semester) was piloted in rural clinic schools between February and April 2013 and a TV program on school-based teaching practice was broadcast nationwide (this subcomponent was delayed due to a different policy).
A national textbook evaluation, authoriship and publisher training consultant was recruited. MEDS has currently no plan to revise the natinal textbook standard "requirements for Primary and Secondary Education Textbooks", even though the consultant is drafting a revised standard.
TRS ongoing and expanded to cover 22 aimags and from grades 6 to 11
Procurement of textbooks has been carried out successfully with decreased prices and improved physical quality of textbooks.
Completed. Originally planned to support the establishment of 14 ICT centers of excellence but upon the request of the former MECS, 22 ICT centers of excellence were established at secondary schools in Nalaikh District of UB and 21 aimags, and 22 teacher development ICT centerst at UB and aimag Education Cultural Centers in 2012.
System developer and IT engineer engaged to implement the new software/website.
For training in the use of ICT, five handbooks were developed, printed and distributed to all secondary schools and universities, namely: (i) Methodological Handbook on the USe of ICT in Education; (ii) Use of Smart Board and Projector in Teaching and Learning, (iii) Handbook on the USe of Training Software, (iv) Use of ICT in Education for Children with Disabilities, and (v) Mobile Learning. A series of trainings were also organized, including ICT advanced teacher training in UB in 2012 which benefited 44 teachers and administrators, and training on the use of Adobe for hte development of Mongolian software in UB in2013 which benefited teacher educators and teachers at ICT centers of excellence in rural areas.
IN 2010 and 2011, rehabilitation wroks were completed at MOngolian State University of Education (MSUE; Buildings A, B. and C), National University of Mongolia (NUM, Building II), and Khovd University. These universities were equipped with new furniture, ICT and sports equipment. In addition, tthree TTIs benefited from new furniture and ICT equipment: Arkhangai Teacher's School of MSUE, Bayan-Ulgii branch school of Khovd University, and Donod Teacher's Institute.