Computing technologies in school education: policies and standards and standard policies

Kathryn Moyle

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    Abstract

    In 1989 the Australian education policy, the Common and Agreed National Goals for Schooling included Goal (6d) that proposed students develop skills in ‘information processing and computing’. This was the first time an Australian school education policy statement specifically provided a role for computing technologies in schools. In 2005 the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) released the MCEETYA Joint Statement on Education and Training in the Information Economy. This policy text includes claims that ‘information and communication technologies’ (ICT) will ‘empower’ teachers and raise the standards of students’ learning outcomes. The purpose of this conference paper is to examine the changing language and intentions of Australian school education computing technologies policies since 1989 in order to debate the current and future roles of technologies in teaching and learning, and to examine the links drawn between computing technologies and students’ learning outcomes. Issues addressed include the utopian nature of the policy aspirations and the changing positioning of technologies within school education. It is argued that the current school sectors’ technologies policy texts have unnecessarily adopted the dominant education standards rhetoric to justify learning with computing technologies in schools
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Research Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2005
    EditorsPeter L Jeffery
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    Pages1-15
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventAARE 2005 International Education Research Conference - Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 27 Nov 20051 Dec 2005

    Publication series

    NameAARE conference proceedings
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    ISSN (Electronic)1324-9320

    Conference

    ConferenceAARE 2005 International Education Research Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period27/11/051/12/05

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    Moyle, K. (2005). Computing technologies in school education: policies and standards and standard policies. In P. L. Jeffery (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Research Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2005 (pp. 1-15). (AARE conference proceedings). Australian Association for Research in Education. http://www.aare.edu.au/data/publications/2005/moy05462.pdf