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ERIC Number: ED524746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-20
Pages: 55
Abstractor: ERIC
ICT and Initial Teacher Education: National Policies. OECD Education Working Papers, Number 61
Rizza, Caroline
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
This working paper aims to give an overview of the national policies that exist in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and initial teacher education. Information on this topic was initially gathered via a survey, in the form of a country questionnaire, which was conducted as part of the analytical strand of the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study entitled "ICT and Initial Teacher Education." All of this work has been carried out under the auspices of the "New Millennium Learners" project. Responses to the survey were received from the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Chile, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Some of the responses have been used in this report. In addition, desk research was conducted for 31 OECD countries. Special attention was given to the dates and to the last revisions of the documents in order to ensure the relevance of the information collected. Official country reports, work plans, official texts (decrees, laws) and articles constitute the main material of this study. Multiple sources have been used: databases, official government websites, key stakeholders. The review was completed in January 2009; therefore, reforms and updates of the policies implemented after January 2009 have not been taken into account. On the basis of these documents, three categories are proposed for understanding the extent to which countries have addressed the issue of ICT and initial teacher education: (1) Lack of relevant information concerning ICT and initial teacher education; (2) Category 2: Developing awareness of the stakes of ICT and initial teacher education; and (3) Category 3: Inclusion of ICT in initial teacher education at several levels. The first part of this report presents a comparison of national policies by classifying each of them in one of these three categories. The second part of this report proposes a complementary analysis of these results by first discussing some limits to the initial broad classification of countries in these categories and then presenting key elements of comparison in order to estimate the level of coherence of these policies. Country Questionnaire is appended. (Contains 4 tables and 41 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Chile; Denmark; Finland; Poland; Slovakia; Spain; United Kingdom