Pacific Archive of Digital Data for Learning and Education (PADDLE)|
As of 2010, Paddle is an archived collection
PADDLE was developed as part of the PRIDE Project (Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of basic Education). The PRIDE Project sought to enhance student learning in fifteen Pacific countries by strengthening the capacity of each Ministry of Education to plan and deliver quality basic education. The Project was implemented by the Institute of Education at the University of the South Pacific and was jointly funded by the European Union and the New Zealand Agency for International Development.
PADDLE facilitates the sharing of best practice and experience amongst the fifteen Pacific countries of the Project. The focus of PADDLE was to provide access to all relevant education policy, planning and development material from the participating countries. Most of these documents were previously unavailable in digital form.
PADDLE provides full text access to a comprehensive collection of Pacific education material. This includes publications from the participating Ministries of Education including strategic plans, education legislation, curriculum frameworks and school policies. It also contains national development plans, statistics and budget information for the fifteen Pacific countries.
PADDLE also includes material from international and regional organisations including UNESCO, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
The PRIDE Resource Centre developed and managed PADDLE from 2004 to the end of 2009.
The Collection remains an archive.