ERIC Number: ED162641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study on the Organization of Educational Technology in Northern Ireland: A Report to the Council for Educational Technology.
Latchem, C. R.
This study on educational technology in Northern Ireland focuses on the ways in which the resources, human and material, of the Province could be used more effectively. The report comprises two main sections: Part One: Recommendations for Coordinating and Developing Educational Technology in Northern Ireland; and Part Two: Current and Planned Arrangements for Educational Technology in Northern Ireland, containing the detailed information and expressed needs from which the recommendations in Part One are derived. A detailed examination of the aims and the processes of educational technology within the Northern Ireland educational system gives strong grounds for supporting the view that there is considerable scope for improving the professional support services and for the coordination of activities in three main categories: technical, information, and creative. It is also evident that the problems and the solutions lie at three levels within the education system: at the classroom, local, and regional levels. The study has raised fundamental questions about the relationships between educational technology, curriculum renewal, educational research and development, and in-service training, activities which often follow independent lines of action even when their interests so clearly overlap or have implications for one another. These problems might be resolved if the wider concept of 'educational development' could be embraced, i.e., a merger between curriculum development (the process) and educational technology (the means). (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Technology, London (England).
Identifiers: Northern Ireland