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dc.contributor.authorGardner, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcMullan, Tomen_UK
dc.description.abstractFor the past three decades, the United Kingdom (UK) has been searching for the best methods of providing computer literacy and competence for elementary and secondary pupils. Initially, schools developed computer studies as a separate area of study instead of promoting the use of computers across the curriculum, an approach supported by the Micro-electronics Education Programme (MEP). The debate between these two approaches involved parents, pupils, and employers as well as MEP experts and inservice teacher educators. In 1987, upon realizing that the bulk of information technology resources in schools had been used only for students 16 years or older who were taking General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) classes, the National Curriculum demanded an information technology dimension in each of the core subjects and a cross-curricular approach to information technology competence. Despite the good intentions of such educational changes, it remains to be seen if this new strategy can succeed in its aim to make information technology competence a natural part of every pupil's repertoire.en_UK
dc.relationGardner J & McMullan T (1990) Computer literacy in UK education: an evolving strategy. EURIT90, A European Conference on Technology and Education, Herning, Denmark, 23.04.1990-27.04.1990.
dc.rightsAuthors retain copyright.en_UK
dc.subjectComputer Assisted Instructionen_UK
dc.subjectcomputer literacyen_UK
dc.subjectcurriculum developmenten_UK
dc.subjectEducational Changeen_UK
dc.subjectElementary Secondary Educationen_UK
dc.subjectForeign Countriesen_UK
dc.subjectInservice Teacher Educationen_UK
dc.subjectInstructional Innovationen_UK
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary Approachen_UK
dc.subjectTechnological Advancementen_UK
dc.titleComputer literacy in UK education: an evolving strategyen_UK
dc.typeConference Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.conferencedates1990-04-23 - 1990-04-27en_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationHerning, Denmarken_UK
dc.citation.conferencenameEURIT90, A European Conference on Technology and Educationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationWestern Education and Library Boarden_UK
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