ERIC Number: ED493227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
ICT and Special Educational Needs. Learning & Teaching with ICT
Florian, Lani; Hegarty, John
Open University Press
A useful reference book for educators interested in the uses of ICT as a tool to promote the inclusion of learners with special educational needs, this book examines contextual issues and broad areas within which ICT has much to offer those who teach learners with SEN or manage provision across the different phases of education in mainstream and special schools. The book considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum. Chapters include in-depth examinations of ICT as a teaching tool to promote inclusion and raise standards for all. Contributions from researchers and practitioners explore the development of ICT, recent innovations, assessment, and specialist knowledge. After an introduction, this book is divided into the following chapters: (1) ICT and SEN Issues and Debates; (2) ICT, SEN and Schools: A Historical Perspective of Government Initiatives; (3)From Integration to inclusion: Using ICT to Support Learners Special Educational Needs in the Ordinary Classroom; (4) Using Computer-Based Assessment to Identify Learning Problems; (5) Integrated Learning Systems, Literacy and Self-Esteem; (6) ICT and SEN: A Whole School Approach; (7) Innovations in ICT; (8) Using Virtual Environments; (9) Managing SEN Provision with ICT; and (10) Service Development and Staff Training. A list of references and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Inclusive Schools, Learning Problems, Special Needs Students, Physical Disabilities, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Literacy, Self Esteem, Identification
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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