ERIC Number: ED445665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Information and Communication Technology in the Education Systems in Europe: National Education Policies, Curricula, Teacher Training.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Prepared by the Eurydice European Unit on the basis of data supplied by its national partners, this document analyzes national policies for education in information and communication technology (ICT). Highlights include: (1) national policy and official documents on the use of ICT; (2) national or official bodies responsible for supervising the national policy; (3) national projects for the introduction of technology are on the increase; (4) schedule for implementing the projects; (5) sharing responsibility for the purchase and maintenance of hardware; (6) expenditure on equipment predominates in specific budgets; (7) projects with a variety of aims; (8) many countries include ICT in the primary level curriculum; (9) the most common approach to ICT in primary education is to use it as a tool; (10) ICT is in almost all curricula at lower secondary level; (11) a variety of approaches to ICT coexist in lower secondary education; (12) ICT is in most curricula at general upper secondary level; (13) ICT is usually taught as a separate subject in general upper secondary education; (14) most specialist ICT teachers are found at the secondary level; and (15) in-service training is often available but rarely compulsory. A directory of the Eurydice network is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Technology Integration, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).