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ERIC Number: EJ874333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia
Reading, Chris; Fluck, Andrew; Trinidad, Sue; Smith, Howard; Shaw, Greg; Anderson, Neil; McLoughlin, Catherine; White, Bruce
Australian Educational Computing, v21 n2 p20-24 Dec 2006
National priorities set by an Australian ministerial taskforce provide clear guidelines to develop pedagogy that integrates ICT. Although these guidelines do not specifically address rural and regional school needs, the two priorities: promoting pedagogic leadership and creating new learning environments, are of particular interest. But how are these priorities reflected in the realities of rural and regional schools? Focus group interviews were conducted at a selection of rural and regional schools in each state and territory across Australia. These provided teachers, parents and students with the opportunity to identify key issues in relation to ICT in their schools. Issues identified by the focus groups were; the state of equipment in schools, comparability between home and school ICT experiences for students, pedagogical approaches, leadership, professional development and availability of ICT specialist teachers. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia