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ERIC Number: EJ818037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Information and Communication Technologies: Transforming Views of Literacies in Early Childhood Settings
Lee, Libby; O'Rourke, Maureen
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v26 n1 p49-62 Mar 2006
This paper reports on an early childhood technology project that has been conducted in Australia since 2000. The background to the project is that IBM extended their international KidSmart Early Learning program to the Asia-Pacific region. A partnership with the Australian National Schools Network was formed to implement the program in Australia. This organisation took responsibility for identification of early childhood centres (preschool and day care) serving low socio-economic status communities across Australia (approximately 100 centres per year), the design and facilitation of professional development for teachers and research and evaluation in conjunction with the program. Whilst this was a national project, this paper deals only with the research conducted in Western Australia with the first round of centres involved in the project. The paper highlights themes emerging from teacher action research based in early childhood centres. The pedagogical considerations, challenges and dilemmas emerging from teachers' use of ICT in early childhood settings are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia