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ERIC Number: ED444499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
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Setting Course for the New Millennium: Planning for ICT in a New Bachelor Degree Program.
Albion, Peter
The design of teacher education programs, including the preparation of teachers for working with information and communication technology (ICT), requires balancing of multiple considerations. Attention should be given to characteristics of students, requirements of education authorities and prospective employers, broader community aspirations, and local institutional imperatives, including university policies and resource constraints. The process of preparing for the re-accreditation of teacher preparation programs at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) provided an opportunity for review of the provisions for teaching and learning about ICT in the light of a changing policy environment for education. This paper describes how the existing degree program incorporates learning about ICT and discusses some adjustments being proposed to ensure that the revised program may better meet the needs of graduating teachers in the new millennium. The first section discusses the policy environment for ICT in teacher education, including mandated standards. Existing provision of ICT in teacher education at USQ is described in the second section, including three program elements (i.e., the core curriculum, optional minor study, and integration of ICT into general studies in education) and program deficiencies. The third section addresses integrating ICT in a revised teacher education program, including modeling the integration of ICT and facility needs. Contains 12 references. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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