ERIC Number: EJ963735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Information and Communication Technologies in International Education: A Canadian Policy Analysis
Aucoin, Robert C.
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, v6 n4 p1-11 2011
The rhetoric surrounding the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in international education speaks of providing education access for all. However, an examination of actual policies reveals an emphasis not on creating an educated population, but on improving economic opportunities using discourses such as globalization, knowledge economy, and knowledge society. This emphasis creates an imbalance in opportunities for using ICTs in education and presents challenges for international educators. This paper discusses the Canadian International Development Agency's report, "CIDA's Strategy on Knowledge for Development through Information and Communication Technologies", as an example of how rhetoric does not always meet reality. The paper concludes with four simple recommendations for good ICT practice in developing contexts.
Descriptors: Information Technology, International Education, Access to Education, Policy Analysis, Higher Education, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy, Poverty, Disadvantaged, Access to Computers, Capacity Building, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Web site: http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada