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Preparing Preservice Teachers to Transform Education with Information and Communication Technologies

  • Alona Forkosh-Baruch
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Abstract

Preparation of preservice teachers for their changing role in the information era requires equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to transform education, assisted by the vast capabilities made available by information and communication technologies (ICT). This chapter tackles the complex undertaking of preparing preservice teachers to integrate ICT, in light of its promise to transform education. Initially, we attend to the issue of professional identities of preservice teachers and teacher candidates in the twenty-first century. We review preservice teacher training in the twenty-first century, examining their proficiency in utilizing ICT in general and for educational purposes in particular, noting the gap between needs and ICT skills and utilization for pedagogical practices. Then, an array of examples of cases portraying ICT-integrated training worldwide is presented, illustrating attempts to encounter current state and training needs in order to attain the best ICT-integrated pedagogical practices. As a result, three possibly coinciding modes of preservice teacher training toward ICT integration are offered, as well as an exploration of their possible overlap. The chapter ends with recommendation for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers when attempting to improve preservice teacher training.

Keywords

Preservice teachers Information and communication technologies (ICT) Teacher education Teacher training Teacher identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Levinsky College of EducationTel-Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Section editors and affiliations

  • Peter Albion
    • 1
  • Jo Tondeur
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Teacher Education and Early ChildhoodUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium

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