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ERIC Number: EJ951524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
How Different Is It Really?--Rural and Urban Primary Students' Use of ICT in Mathematics
Loong, Esther; Doig, Brian; Groves, Susie
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v23 n2 p189-211 Jun 2011
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers the potential for changing mathematics education for both teachers and students. However, how ICT is used, and by whom, is critical to realizing this potential. This paper reports on an investigation of the use of ICT in the learning and teaching of mathematics in rural and urban primary schools in Victoria, Australia. Thirty-six teachers and almost 700 students were surveyed regarding their use of ICT for mathematics at home and at school, with a small number of selected teachers and students taking part in interviews. This paper focuses on students' perceptions of ICT use. A comparison of rural and urban students' responses shows little difference across most aspects of ICT use, and where there was a difference, the frequency of rural use almost always exceeded that in urban schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia