Advertisement

New Information Technology in the Irish School System: A Summary

  • Peter J. McKenna
Part of the Technology-Based Education Series book series (TBES, volume 1)

Abstract

The past twenty years have marked a period of rapid expansion and change in the Irish education system, one that included a period of curriculum renewal and change. During that time, the educational use of new information technologies took place primarily as a bottom-up process in which teachers who were enthusiastic about using computers in the primary and second-level schools supported each other. These activities, together with the assistance they were given by the Department of Education and other professional and voluntary bodies in Ireland, form the basis for this report.

Keywords

Information Technology Primary School Word Processor Educational Computing Desktop Publishing 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bates, P.D. (1993). Primary-level response to the NCCA discussion paper “Education and the new technologies of information and communication.” Unpublished paper, Computer Education Society of Ireland, Dublin.Google Scholar
  2. Coolahan, J. (1981). Irish education: Its history and structure. Dublin: IPA.Google Scholar
  3. Department of Education. (1992). Education for a changing world (Green Paper). The Stationery Office, Dublin.Google Scholar
  4. Drury, C. (1994). Second-level response to the NCCA discussion paper “Education and the new technologies of information and communication.” Unpublished paper, Computer Education Society of Ireland, Dublin.Google Scholar
  5. Horgan, J. (1973). “Education in the republic of Ireland.” In Education in Great Britain and Ireland, edited by R. Bell et al. London: Open University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Hourihan, J.D. (1990). A review of computer technology in the republic of Ireland’s post-primary system: With particular respect to Cork City. Unpublished M.Ed. Thesis, University College, Cork.Google Scholar
  7. Keating, A. (1988). “BTSAI Survey, 1988.” Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland Journal.Google Scholar
  8. MacHale, C. (1991). E-mail and telematics: School-based telecommunications for the 1990s. Dublin: Colaiste Eoin.Google Scholar
  9. NCCA. (1993). A program for reform (March). National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), Dublin.Google Scholar
  10. Oldham, E. (1993). Education and the new technologies of information and communication: Issues and options in Ireland (NCCA discussion paper). National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), Dublin.Google Scholar
  11. Primary Education Review Body. (1990). Report of the Primary Education Review Body. The Stationery Office, Dublin.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. McKenna

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations