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Part 1 Diagnostic and Strategy Introduction and Strategic Framework A. Barriers to Educational Improvement in Papua Efforts to improve the quality of education in Indonesia face challenges in relation to educational resources, teachers’ skills, management of administrative and financial information and many other factors that influence student learning. All of these challenges are present in Papua; they are intensified by the province’s rugged terrain, widespread poverty and other factors.

countries significantly: most remote villages and many in the outer edge of coastal areas are not served by mobile telephony; in the most remote areas, telecommunications if possible at all may rely on satellite phones belonging to missionaries, or single side-band (SSB) radio. Internet access is also very limited and costly, via dial-up or satellite. The quality of communication—whether voice or data—is generally poor. Reliance on satellite “backbone” networks implies limited and high-cost transmission capacity or “bandwidth” available for communications.

Papua’s mountainous geography, as well as its distance from Jakarta, bars the extension of needed infrastructure to many parts of the province. In the highlands, villages may be several days’ walk from serviceable roads. Access to electrical power in these areas is limited, with local generation from microhydroelectric installations or diesel generators, for example, yielding only 1-2 watts per household. Given such constraints in “enabling” infrastructure, private sector rollout of telecommunications lags other parts of Indonesia and other developing

Absent adequate roads, electricity and telecommunications, schools in the highlands and in remoter parts of southern lowland districts are cut off from the support and oversight of the Papuan education system. Without regular reporting, teachers are not accountable and head teachers fail to access even those resources that are available. Primary schools with several hundred students may be staffed by only one or two teachers on a given day. Without proper skills—such as teaching techniques for multi-grade classrooms—the good-faith efforts

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ICT in Education Strategy and Implementation Plan for Education in Papua  

This information and communication technologies (ICT) in education strategy and implementation plan has four goals, to use information and c...

ICT in Education Strategy and Implementation Plan for Education in Papua  

This information and communication technologies (ICT) in education strategy and implementation plan has four goals, to use information and c...

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