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ERIC Number: EJ936513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Use of ICT in Chinese Schools: Striving for Educational Quality and Equality
Zhu, Zhiting; Gu, Xiaoqing; Collis, Betty; Moonen, Jef
Educational Technology, v51 n3 p32-37 May-Jun 2011
China is a huge country with a large population. Providing equitable and quality "e-education" or use of ICT (information and communications technologies) for teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools across the country is a national priority. This article briefly sketches the context in China and the challenges relating to quality and equality of education; reviews some of the major initiatives taken at the national level for ICT use in schools that strive for consistency and quality across huge numbers and regional differences; gives a more-detailed look at some current initiatives for teacher education relating to quality and equality of ICT use in schools; and then highlights some of the contributions of the East China Normal University in Shanghai to quality use of ICT for teaching and learning. The article concludes with a reflection on possible implications of China's activities relating to educational quality and equality in ICT use in schools for educational decision makers, teacher educators, and educational technologists outside of China. (Contains 2 figures.)
Educational Technology Publications. 700 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-0564. Tel: 800-952-2665; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China