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Technology and teachers in rural schools: creating future advantage
conference contributionposted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Coral Campbell, Gail Chittleborough, Peter Hubber, Russell TytlerRussell Tytler
While there seem to be compelling arguments for the incorporation of computers and their applications into curricula, the reality is far from ideal. Problems are particularly evident for teachers and students in rural areas. This paper reports on a project situated in regional and rural areas of Victoria (Australia) in which a group of 16 primary and secondary teachers participated in an intensive program of professional development designed to assist them in embedding ICT into their classroom. The project provides some insight into the availability and use of current technological resources in the rural schools and examines the impact of an intensive professional development program of instruction on the implementation of ICT into the curriculum.