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Effective Use of ICT by Student Teachers – Is It Improving?
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, The Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Effective use of ICT by student teachers is vital if these technologies are going to be successfully used in the education of children in schools. An earlier study by this author identified three main obstacles that could have limited ICT uptake by student teachers in 1996/7: student access to computers, the ICT policy adopted by initial teacher training providers and the lack of encouragement for students to use ICT on teaching practice. This paper presents a comparative study of the ICT competence and attitudes of a similar cohort of student teachers in the current academic year (1999/2000). It argues that whilst the overall sample of current student teachers appeared to be more competent and confident in the use of ICT than in 1996/7, female and younger students lagged behind their male and older peers. This issue needs to be addressed in the ICT policy adopted by initial teacher training providers.

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Murphy, C. (2000). Effective Use of ICT by Student Teachers – Is It Improving?. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1656-1661). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 4, 2022 from .

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