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ERIC Number: EJ925515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
ICT, Education Transformation, and Economic Development: An Analysis of the US National Educational Technology Plan
Kozma, Robert B.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v8 n2 p106-120 2011
In support of the conclusions and recommendations in the National Education Technology Plan (NETP), this article makes explicit the connections between the economic rationale used in the plan and the educational transformations it recommends. The article reviews macroeconomic research, microeconomic research, labor market and workforce studies, and studies showing patterns of the everyday information communication technology (ICT) use in American life to document the profound changes occurring in the American economy and society. It also reviews studies showing a gap between what is happening in American schools and the experiences and skills that our youth need to enter the information economy. The article concludes with an analysis of and an elaboration on the transformational recommendations made in the NETP, based on these reviews. (Contains 2 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment