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ERIC Number: EJ1121901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Getting Together to Learn More about ICT Use: Findings from the TELA Evaluation
Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen
Teachers and Curriculum, v11 p29-34 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school. Situated and sociocultural views of teacher learning challenge the efficacy of this model and, recently, the notion of professional learning communities has gained traction. Such an approach emphasises collegiality and collaboration both within and across schools. This paper examines the nature of professional learning opportunities experienced by New Zealand teachers following their receipt of government subsidised laptops for their personal use. It also discusses the challenges to teachers and school communities in fostering and supporting teachers learning more about ICT use.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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