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Re-Schooling and Information Communication Technology (ICT); a case study of Northern Ireland.

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Austin, Roger and Anderson, John (2005) Re-Schooling and Information Communication Technology (ICT); a case study of Northern Ireland. In: Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges. (Eds: Tan Wee Hin, L and Subramanaim, R), Idea group Inc, pp. 176-194. ISBN ISBN: 1-59140-494-0; [Book section]

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This chapter examines the place of information communication technology (ICT) in reschooling;the authors discuss what re-schooling means and use Northern Ireland as a casestudy to explore how an entire school system is starting to be transformed through acombination of political change, curriculum development, and the integration of a managedICT service. They argue that where ICT is being used to build social cohesion and socialcapital in addition to developing pupils’ employability and academic performance, it ishelping schools to become learning organisations. The authors provide an analysis of thesocial, economic, and political context of Northern Ireland, but argue that the lessons thathave been learned about the relationship between ICT and re-schooling have resonance ona global scale.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Re-schooling ICT Northern Ireland
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:12457
Deposited By:Prof Roger Austin
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 09:28
Last Modified:23 Jun 2015 15:15

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