ERIC Number: ED327211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Information Society--A Challenge for Education Policies?
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
This paper looks at some of the characteristics of the information society, assesses its implications for government policies on education, and highlights certain challenges and opportunities for education. Four questions are raised and discussed: (1) whether the role and general goals of education should be adapted to meet the challenge of the emerging information society; (2) what order of priority should be assigned to the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) and media-related curricular objectives; (3) how to incorporate these objectives in the curriculum, and (4) how the NICT and the media may best serve the goals of open and distance learning. The conclusion of this paper discusses more practical aspects of integrating the NICT into a curriculum with a special emphasis on software development, teacher training, evaluation, and school management training. (MAB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Curriculum Enrichment, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Information Technology, Mass Media, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Information Society; Media Education; New Information and Communication Technologies
Note: Paper presented at a Session of the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education (16th, Istanbul, Turkey, October 11-12, 1989). For related papers, see IR 053 389-392.