Spanish Policies on New Technologies in Education
This paper describes the Spanish educational system, now in a phase of transition from a centralized scheme to a decentralized one, and includes data about primary, secondary, and vocational education. In the second part, attention is focussed on the eight different plans currently active in Spain to introduce information technologies into the curricula. They operate separately due to the decentralization of educational authority. But the plans are all similar in objectives and central structures, and close contacts exist among the directors. A description follows of the policies on hardware acquisition, software developing and purchasing, and teacher training. The paper ends with some considerations of the present problems, the tendencies of software and hardware, and prospects for the future situation and policies.
KeywordsSecondary Education Vocational Training Teacher Training Educational Software Educational Authority
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