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Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia

Reading, Chris, Fluck, Andrew, Trinidad, Sue, Smith, Howard, Shaw, Greg, Anderson, Neil, Mcloughlin, Catherine and White, Bruce (2006). Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia. Australian Educational Computing,22(1):20-24.

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IRMA ID 79763747xPUB1
Title Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia
Author Reading, Chris
Fluck, Andrew
Trinidad, Sue
Smith, Howard
Shaw, Greg
Anderson, Neil
Mcloughlin, Catherine
White, Bruce
Journal Name Australian Educational Computing
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0816-9020   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 20
End Page 24
Total Pages 5
Publisher Australian Council for Computers in Education
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract National priorities set by an Australian ministerial taskforce provide clear guidelines to develop pedagogy that integrates ICT. Although these guidelines do not specifically address rural and regional schools needs, the two priorities: promoting pedagogic leadership and creating new learning environments, are of particular interest. But how are these priorities reflected in the realities of rural and regional schools? Focus group interviews were conducted at a selection of rural and regional schools in each state and territory across Australia. These provided teachers, parents and students with the opportunity to identify key issues in relation to ICT in their schools. Issues identified by the focus groups were; the state of equipment in schools, comparability between home and school ICT experiences for students, pedagogical approaches, leadership, professional development and availability of ICT specialist teachers. ICT in Regional and remote areas,ICT education, professional learning, technology.
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