Information and communications technology initiatives in secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago

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dc.contributor.author Phillip, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T19:24:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T19:24:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Phillip, G. (2008). Information and communications technology initiatives in secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago. In L. Quamina-Aiyejina (Ed.), Reconceptualising the agenda for education in the Caribbean: Proceedings of the 2007 Biennial Cross-Campus Conference in Education, April 23-26, 2007, School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (pp. 139-148). St. Augustine, Trinidad: School of Education, UWI en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-976-622-001-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6696
dc.description.abstract The education system of Trinidad and Tobago must keep step with international advancements in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The knowledge-based, technology-driven global environment demands that our education system produce citizens with the ICT skills and competencies to successfully deal with the imperatives of globalization. In order to meet this challenge, teachers and administrative staff must be adequately trained and be disposed to the incorporation of ICT in their delivery of instruction and in the automation of administrative tasks. This paper gives an historical account and a critical analysis of ICT initiatives in the curriculum of secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago. The paper discusses the findings of a study that investigated the proclivity of teachers and administrative staff of an urban secondary school to the implementation of computer-based technology solutions. The findings showed that many educators are willing to utilize ICT, but most are not trained to use the technology. As a result, costly equipment supplied to schools is left unused or underutilized en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Information technology en
dc.subject Communication technology en
dc.subject Secondary schools en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title Information and communications technology initiatives in secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.type Book chapter en


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