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ERIC Number: ED459698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-92-64-19652-8
Learning To Change: ICT in Schools. Schooling for Tomorrow. Education and Skills.
James, Edwyn
There is an urgent need for quality software and digital materials for use in schools. Teachers and students must become discerning and knowledgeable information and communication technology (ICT) users. The school environment has to be fully supportive of ICT, making available expert assistance and advice to the teacher in this rapidly changing field. New forms of curriculum and assessment are called for, new ways of organizing schools, if the dramatic educational potential of ICT is to be delivered and realized. Such a demanding "learning to change" agenda is the subject of this international report. It is illuminated by the views of individual students, who used ICT enthusiastically in their own learning, and shared their experiences in an Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) international network. The report looks at the vast educational possibilities arising from the Internet, bringing together the school, the home and the wider community. It examines how ICT, which is the subject of teacher professional development, can largely be the means for its delivery. There are numerous examples of promising practice and principles for the future. Chapters are: "Policy Priorities for ICT in Schools"; "The Curriculum and the Learner"; "Educational Software and Digital Content"; "Schools and the Internet-Meeting the Challenge"; "The Practice and Professional Development of Teachers"; "Schools Organized for ICT and the Homes They Serve"; and "Looking to the Future." (Contains 70 references.) (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.