Learning in School, Home and Community
Schools, homes and communities, including after-care centres, resource centres and libraries, have increased and acquired more technologies, and a wider range of applications are being used. Research shows that students use ICT differently in each setting. School-based technology use is often viewed by students as routine and disconnected from their interests and abilities.
Many teachers are hesitant as to how to teach about ICT and, at the same time, integrate ICT into subject-based learning. Parents and the community-at-large have goals that differ from the goals espoused by teachers and students. This volume highlights the concerns of all - students, teachers, parents, policy makers and the general public.
Major themes in Learning in School, Home and Community: ICT for Early and Elementary Education include:
*Teachers' and researchers' studies of ICT use in school, home and community.
*National strategies and policies affecting ICT use in school, home and community.
*ICT tools designed to promote learning and the optimal settings to promote learning.
*School and community responses to ICT use that promote the integration of ICT for all members of the community.
This volume contains the selected proceedings of the Working Conference on Learning with Technologies in School, Home and Community, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held June 30-July 5, 2002 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Contributions from experts around the world, working as teachers, teacher educators, researchers and government officials, make this volume an essential contribution to the development and implementation of ICT policies and programs for schools, homes and communities.