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ERIC Number: EJ763901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Computer-Based Learning in a Primary School: Differences between the Early and Later Years of Primary Schooling
Dwyer, Joanne
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v35 n1 p89-103 Feb 2007
There have been increasing expectations that all primary school students and teachers actively use information and communications technologies (ICT) in their learning. In order to achieve this it is important that appropriate environments are set up to support the varying needs and potential of the different groups within the school context. However, in case studies of primary schools undertaken as part of the study Enhancing Learning Using New Technologies, also known as the E.ffects Project, our research indicated that the ICT learning environments established within schools often favoured the later primary year levels over the early primary school years. This paper will present illustrative evidence of this inequity using data extracted from the E.ffects Project case studies. It also discusses observed differences in approaches between early primary school years and later primary programs from the perspective of early childhood philosophies that underpin the first years of school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia