Examination on ICT Integration into Special Education Schools for Developing Countries
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1303-6521
Information, communication and technology (ICT) is a bridge in fostering learning who have special needs in education. It becomes a medium of connecting their way of lives and their socialization within education life. Integration of ICT plays a great role in special education. Most of the developing countries pay attention to ICT practices in their education reports in order to provide equality in education and make all citizens active and digital cabaple. In reports, education context, ICT policy, ICT in curriculum and teacher education, ICT and digital resources were higlighted. Some of the reports of developing countries did not set special education needs, learners and ICT support for their learning. Although they pay attention to learners who have special needs, there is an intensified need to make comprehensive analysis of ICT integration into special education schools. This research study aims to analyze ICT integration and facilities in special education schools in North Cyprus in order to set ICT policy in education. Documentary analysis and interviews were conducted to gain reflections and tendencies about ICT integration in special education. This research study shows adaptabilty of developing country to European ICT policy and furthermore the research provides comparison between context capacity with other counties in terms of a situational analysis.
Aksal, F.A. & Gazi, Z.A. (2015). Examination on ICT Integration into Special Education Schools for Developing Countries. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 14(3), 70-72.