National reports produced by members of IFIP TC3 working groups from countries of different cultural background and various political systems should give examples of good practice and show experiences made by the integration of ICT in school.
5.1 Bulgaria NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR ICT TRAINING IN BULGARIA. LEARNING PLANS AND RESULTS
ICT in the Developing Nations
The Role of ICT in Schools
5. NATIONAL REPORTS
On this base the Ministry of Science and Education has worked out a strategy for implementing of ICT in the learning process at primary and secondary schools. The basic principles of the National strategy approved in 1998 are: • Up to date ICT to be accessible for every student graduating secondary school • ICT has not only to support specific educational needs, but also to assist with the rising of the level of education as a whole • In order to keep and improve their qualification, the teachers will need all life learning for which ICT are of greatest importance. The aims of ICT training are formulated as: • Personal-social context – reflecting the opinion that every student is to acquire common knowledge and enough practice on the computer hard- and software as a base for his future progress into the changing informational environment and this way to be prepared for his
During the last years Bulgaria has encountered serious financial problems connected with the restructuring of the economy. Since 1997 the government budget is suffering from strong restrictions caused by the implemented system of the Currency Board, so the funds assigned for the needs of education and especially for ICT are not enough. But as Bulgaria was one of the leaders among the Central and East European countries in the field of the computer technologies, still in the country there is enough potential for developing of ICT.
The Matrix of Competences