ERIC Number: EJ754046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 31
ICT in Education: The Opportunity for Democratic Schools?
European Journal of Vocational Training, v39 n3 p5-20 Sep-Dec 2006
What is the future of schools and what is the role of ICT in this future? To some of us, ICTs are emblematic of contemporary discussions about educational reform; their incorporation into education offers significant improvement to the overall quality of education our children receive. For others, this improvement cannot be realised under current educational conditions. For the liberating, dynamic and emancipatory capacities of ICT use to grow, we need a different terrain, suited to a human and democratic vision for education. This article attempts to examine these two perspectives in the context of facts, figures and stories from the reality of classrooms, and to raise critical arguments about the potential role of ICT in education.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Information Technology, Democratic Values, Democracy, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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