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Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia


Reading, C and Fluck, A and Trinidad, S and Smith, H and Shaw, G and Anderson, N and McLoughlin, C and White, B, Focusing on ICT in Rural and Regional Education in Australia, Australian Educational Computing, 21, (2) pp. 20-24. ISSN 0816-9020 (2006) [Refereed Article]


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 school 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 speclallst teachers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:41160
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-02-17

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