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ERIC Number: ED547408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Literacy and ICT: A Discussion Paper. Working Papers on Literacy No. 4
Abbott, Chris
Centre for Literacy
This is the fourth paper published by The Centre for Literacy in its Working Papers in Literacy series, which present new perspectives on literacy-related issues relevant to researchers, to practitioners, and to policy-makers. This paper was written in 1998 as an advisory document to the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA) which manages all aspects of the National Curriculum for schools and for vocational training. In this paper, the author has touched on some of the major issues relating to information and communications technology (ICT) and literacy which have until now been treated as separate subjects. He argues for a convergence of the two and recommends that government agencies coordinate their visions instead of sending contradictory messages to teachers and students. His focus was the first three key stages of the literacy strategy, touching ages 5-14, but the concerns he raises are familiar to anyone working in adult basic skills as well and are relevant beyond the UK. A glossary of acronyms and terms used is included.
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A