Integrating Information Technology into Education / Edition 1

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This book takes a forward look at the issue of integration of information technology and related problems of quality. It discusses current developments in society and education influencing integration and the successes and failures in existing practice. It covers the perspective of teachers, looking at their roles and concerns and also that of the students, looking at their expectations of and behaviour in an integrated environment.

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Reports on the latest research and development issues on integrating information technology into secondary schools for students 11 to 18 years old. In scales ranging from the individual and the classroom to the global, addresses such issues as aspects of society and education influencing integration, the roles and concerns of teachers, the expectations and behavior of learners, the curriculum, successful and failed attempts, and the organization and management of integrated environments. The 23 full and eight short papers are from a conference in Barcelona in October 1994. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The IFIP WG 3.1 Working Conference in Barcelona. IFIP and working group 3.1. The Generalitat de Catalunya. Words of welcome. New technologies: integration into education. The computer: ally or alien? The roles and needs of mathematics teachers using IT. An action research role for teachers. Classroom ethos and the concerns of the teacher. Using evidence about teacher development to plan systematic revolution. The reality of learners' achievements with IT in the classroom. A curriculum for teachers or for learning? The case of Cabri-geometre: learning geometry in a computer based environment. Moving schema. Developing analytical competency through informatics teaching. Integration of informatics into education. Promoting interdisciplinary and intercultural intentions through the history of informatics. Implementation of computers in Malaysian Schools: problems and successes. Interpreting internal school influences on the educational integration of IT. Factors affecting the use of computers in the classroom: four case studies. Integrating IT into teaching - struggling with windmills. Effects of learners' characteristics and instructional guidance on computer assisted learning. Post experimental-phases of IT across the curriculum projects: the Spanish view. Social and political influences on the integration of informatics into Japanese education. The failure of the education system to attract girls to formal informatics studies. Learners and their expectations for an integrated informatics environment. Societal and organisational influences on integration: what about networking? Short Papers. The teacher's role in a new problem-centred interdisciplinary approach. Teacher training, problems in mathematics teaching and the use of software tools. School environments and students' opinions on informatics. Animation microworlds for children as developers. How to develop discoveries. Integration of portable computers into Australian classrooms: issues and outcomes. Developing an open learning environment with communication technologies. The British approach to the integration of IT into the curriculum. Focus groups report. Addresses of contributors and programme committee. Index of contributors. Keyword index.

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