Secondary schools “failing to use ICT fully”

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



(2004), "Secondary schools “failing to use ICT fully”", Education + Training, Vol. 46 No. 6/7.



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Secondary schools “failing to use ICT fully”

Secondary schools “failing to use ICT fully”

Too little use is made of information and communication technology in secondary schools in Europe despite the considerable sums of money that have been spent on IT equipment, says a report by the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development.

Completing the Foundation for Lifelong Learning: an OECD Survey of Upper Secondary Schools argues that the reasons for the under-use of the technology include the difficulties in incorporating ICT into class teaching, problems finding a niche for information technology in class timetables, and teachers' lack of IT skills and knowledge.

The report is based on information from France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, plus Mexico and Korea.

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