Have Irish Pre-Service Teachers Crossed the Digital Divide?
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Johnston, K., FitzGibbon, A., Oldham, E. & Seery, A. (2006). Have Irish Pre-Service Teachers Crossed the Digital Divide?. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 1651-1658). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/22299.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2006
Orlando, Florida, USA
March 19, 2006
Caroline M. Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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For many years there has been a perception that people entering the teaching profession in Ireland were less "techy" than many of their college counterparts. If this is still true, it has worrying implications for the use of technology in schools and hence for the education of the next generation of students. This paper investigates the level of technology awareness of pre-service elementary teachers ("Education students") in a university in Ireland, and compares it to that of students taking Economics courses in the university. The work is set in the context of recent policy developments in IT for Irish schools. The findings suggest that first-year Education students report less experience of IT in their schools, and also have lower levels of awareness and use of IT in their personal lives, than do first-year Economics students, though the results are less clear-cut when only the females in each group are compared.
- Are Irish Student-Teachers Prepared to be Agents of Change in using IT in Education?
- A Vision for Education in 2026 – the Views of a Cohort of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers.
- Setting the scene: The Teaching Teachers for the Future Project
- Teacher Identified Uses of Technology in the Classroom - an Irish cohort.
- Validating the Computer Attitude Questionnaire NSF ITEST (CAQ N/I)
- Digital Divides: Experiences and Beliefs of Education Students in Ireland
- A REVIEW OF WEB-BASED LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR PROGRAMMING
- Toward Technology Integration in the Schools: Why It Isn’t Happening
- Experiences and Expectations of Preservice Teachers in the Republic of Ireland with regard to Information and Communications Technologies in Education
- Addressing Barriers of Information Technology from a Multi-National View: A New Message for Teacher Education
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