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ERIC Number: ED507248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-15
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teacher Education in the Centra of Globalisation
Khan, Nizha
Online Submission, Paper submitted to the National Seminar, Department of Education (University of Calicut, CU Campus, Nov 15,2009)
This paper examines the ICT curriculum in the teacher education programmes of Kerala in the context of globalization. Globalization indicates interconnectivity of technologies (Kushner. 2008). The quality of education is a direct outcome of the quality of teacher education system. Due to globalization, the last five decades witnessed several attempts to change and modify the inherited system of teacher education. The technological advancement had affected these modifications. The ICT curriculum implementation is one such change. The paper compares curriculum in India and other developed countries and it was found that the developed countries have a much more highly technological oriented curriculum than India. Personal interviews and discussions were conducted among the teacher educators who are handling ICT in the teacher education colleges. On the basis of interviews and discussions many problems in dealing with the ICT in teacher education programmes are found. It is found that there exists a wide gap between the ICT curriculum and changing needs of the society when looking things in a global perspective. It also examined the reason behind the gap between the ICT curriculum and changing needs of the society. The teachers are not competent enough to handle ICT paper in teacher training colleges there was no specialist teacher to handle the ICT paper. It also found out lots more problems behind. Finally the paper looks into the challenges and issues faced by teacher educators in the fullest utilization of information and communication technology. Since globalization is creating fast paced, competitive environment through technology and communication which education must keep up with. The coming generation cannot be effective in tomorrow's world if they are trained in yesterday's skills.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India