ERIC Number: ED258538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Introduction of the New Information Technologies in Education: Policy Trends and Developments in Member Countries. Attached Note.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Prepared for use as a background report at a 1984 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conference, this document, based on responses to a questionnaire sent to OECD member countries, is divided into two sections. The first part analyzes major policy developments relating to elementary and secondary education and new information technologies in a number of member countries, including their working hypotheses, objectives, priorities, and scales of investments established. Strategies adopted to implement policies are reviewed, as well as strategies for introducing new information technologies in education that have emerged spontaneously. Reflection of policies and implementation strategies in the classroom are analyzed including the place of information technology in the curriculum, its role in teaching and learning, and teacher and pupil needs. A discussion of emerging trends, conclusions, and consequent questions for the policy agenda closes this section. The second section depicts primary and secondary education trends in member countries presenting an overview of events of the recent past, present developments, and future trends. Member countries included in the report are Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey. (MBR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Information Science, Microcomputers, Minicomputers, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Note: Contained in papers of the International Conference on Education and New Information Technologies (Paris, France, July 9-12, 1984), see IR 011 688.