ERIC Number: ED353245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Implications for Change in Teacher Education Strategies Offered by the New Information Technologies.
Aston, Mike; Fakhro, Samir Q.
The introduction of computers into classrooms is one of the latest examples of educational innovation. It has been well established in the literature and in practice almost everywhere that teachers need to be actively involved in the development of teaching materials and aids needed to bring about educational computing in order to acquire a sense of ownership of the technology. If the use of computers is to be implemented successfully and to be sustained, teachers have to work out and develop their own sense of meaning in relation to the technology. They have to enjoy the same processes that are experienced by the students they are teaching. In order to build a successful teacher/student relationship, teacher training workshops aim to achieve either the confidence of teachers in using hardware and software relevant to classroom activities or to enable teachers to use the technology in classrooms to aid them as expert practitioners in their own field of knowledge. A number of case studies are evaluated encompassing national strategies, trends, and situations on the use of computers in the Arab world, in Western Europe, and in North America. (Contains 23 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; North America