ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

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ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download. This report summarizes a workshop held at the National Academies in October 2005 to explore how high schools should respond to calls for increasing fluency with information and communications technology (ICT) among American adolescents. The workshop was designed to extend the work begun in the report Being Fluent with Information Technology (National Research Council, 1999), which identified key components of ICT fluency and discussed their implications for undergraduate education.

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

A focus on ICT fluency is particularly timely today, with renewed national attention being paid to global competitiveness of the U.S. workforce, especially in science and technology (NRC, 2006). However, the need for supporting high school students’ ICT competencies has been recognized since the 1980s. In 1983, the federal report A Nation at Risk (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) included a recommendation that high school graduation requirements include coverage of the “five new basics”— English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science.

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

The report also specified that all high school graduates should “understand the computer as an information, computation and communication device; [be able to] use the computer in the study of the other Basics and for personal and work-related purposes; and understand the world of computers, electronics, and related technologies” (p. 26). Nearly 20 years later, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 included a recommendation that by the eighth grade all students be technologically literate, and it repeatedly referenced technology as an important source of support for teaching and learning across the curriculum.

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

Pushing the bar a bit higher, America’s corporate leaders have been saying for some time that technology must not only be used effectively and creatively by students but also be understood in ways that move students beyond basic levels of competency. In recent years, technology fluency has become a focal point for education ministries worldwide.

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

They and their nongovernmental counterparts have issued white papers, for instance, that connect technological fluency with the critical-reasoning abilities required in the information age (de Ricjke, 2004; Korean Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, 2003). Educational leaders and policy makers have also responded to the growing importance of technology in the global marketplace, and in classrooms, with programs designed to prepare young people to compete in the international information community.

ICT Fluency and High Schools a Workshop Summary by Steven Marcus pdf free download

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