ICT in teacher education: case studies from the Asia-Pacific region
Studies conducted in recent years demonstrate that information and communication technologies (ICT) can help to broaden access to education and improve learning outcomes. Research has also shown, however, that success in the use of ICT in education depends largely on the ability of teachers to integrate ICT into the teaching process.
Training teachers to be able to use ICT is crucial for achieving improved educational outcomes with ICT. This publication contains a collection of examples of “ICT in Teacher Education” programmes from the Asia-Pacific region. While these programmes may not always have been successful and are not necessarily examples of “best practice”, an examination of such programmes offers insights into the process of educating teachers to integrate ICT into teaching and the process of utilizing ICT tools for training teachers.
In addition, these programmes provide information about the issues that are often faced in ICT-enhanced teacher education in the region and the lessons that have been learned through past experience. This information will be useful to education planners, teachers, educators and researchers, particularly those in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Bibliographic reference
- Collation: 130 p., illus.
- Author(s): Meleisea, Ellie
- Publication year: 2008
- ISBN: 978-92-9223-151-4 (print version); 978-92-9223-152-1 (electronic version)