An interesting post on Derek’s blog. I have had some exposure to the issue of ICT in schools and find that teachers constantly raise the argument that many children do not have access to computers/the Internet at home. This would seem to be at odds with the findings of this research.
Off the top of my head, this could mean one of two things (although there are no doubt other possibilities I haven’t thought of):
- the research is inaccurate due to an unreliable sample group, or
- it’s time we stopped hiding behind this excuse and identified the real problem
Teachers have not had training in developing these uses of ICT, therefore do not have extensive understanding of what this might involve and are fearful about the potential impact on their time of home-school ICT links.