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A Comparison of the Influence of Governemnt Policy on Information and Communications Technology for Teacher Education in England and Northern Ireland

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Austin, R and Selinger, M (2003) A Comparison of the Influence of Governemnt Policy on Information and Communications Technology for Teacher Education in England and Northern Ireland. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 12 (1). pp. 19-38. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article examines the introduction of national standards and guidelines for the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in initial teacher training in England and Northern Ireland. The context for the increased focus on ICT in teacher education is described for each part of the United Kingdom (UK). Comparisons are drawn between the two areas of the UK to show how schools and teacher training institutions have attempted to meet the standards within each political context by examining the positive features of three case teacher training courses, two in England and one in Northern Ireland. From this, inferences are drawn about the level of intervention by Government and whether greater government control has reduced or increased the integration of ICT into the cycle of teaching and learning.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:ICT policy Teacher education England and 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:12855
Deposited By:Professor Roger Austin
Deposited On:20 Apr 2010 09:55
Last Modified:20 Apr 2010 09:55

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