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ICT and educational policy in the UK: are we on the way\ud towards e-maturity or on the road to digital disaster?

By David Morris

Abstract

Despite successive government training initiatives, policies and extensive funding over the last 15 years, little has been done to effectively tackle the disparity of ICT skills and the training of the UK teaching workforce. The current Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, is committed to an agenda of promoting computer science in schools which overshadows previous governmental initiatives aimed at tackling teachers’ digital literacy and computing skills. There therefore needs to be consideration not just of how to bolt and weld computer science into the curriculum, but also how to ensure that teachers remain equipped to teach pupils fundamental ICT skills

Publisher: University of East London. Cass School of Education and Communities
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:roar.uel.ac.uk:1724

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