ICT Teacher Training: Evaluation of the Curriculum and Training Approach in Flanders

Aug. 14, 2007

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education , Volume 23, Issue 6, August 2007, Pages 795-808

A policy-evaluation study was set up of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) teacher training in Flanders, focusing on the following questions: (a) What is the validity of the content and format of the teacher training, and (b) to what extent is the ICT teacher training linked to policies of schools? In-depth interviews were organised with respondents of primary, secondary, and adult education schools.

The results indicate that ICT school policies are not well developed and reveal a partial match between policies, needs, and the actual in-service training. Innovative applications of ICT are not promoted. The supply-driven approach, the school-based nature, and follow-up activities are questioned.

Updated: Jun. 10, 2008