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

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Morris, A. 2012. ICT and educational policy in the UK: are we on the way towards e-maturity or on the road to digital disaster? Research in Teacher Education. 2 (2), pp. 3-8. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85y5z
AuthorsMorris, A.
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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.

Keywordscomputing; digital literacy; teachers
JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation2 (2), pp. 3-8
ISSN2047-3818
Year2012
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85y5z
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