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ERIC Number: ED240987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Education. A Report to the Honourable Robert Fordham M. P., Minister of Education, Victoria.
Shears, L. W.; Dale, E. C.
This book surveys current commitment to computers in education in many countries, with emphasis on use in Australia. For discussion of computer-related programs, countries other than Australia are categorized as (1) under-developed and uncertain--China, Thailand, and Yugoslavia; (2) developed but reluctant--Japan, Germany, and Sweden; and (3) developed and committed--Norway, France, United Kingdom (including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland), United States, and Canada. The situation in Australia is then specifically addressed, with a summary of the status of computers in schools for each state and territory: Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Australian Capital Territory. Developments at the national level in Australia are also examined. A final chapter provides an overview, analysis of non-Australian practices, summaries of non-Australian findings and the Australian position, and 20 recommendations regarding computer uses in Australian schools. A bibliography lists 126 items. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Co-ordinator General of Education, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Computer Uses in Education; National Policy