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OFSTED report critical of ICT in schools


Extract from an Editorial in the current Online supplement to the Times Educational Supplement:-

The annual report of the chief inspector of schools was pretty damning on schools technology. Those struggling to come to terms with 20th century systems once more detracted from the achievements of those already embracing the networked 21st century.

Chris Woodhead's report was released last month, the day before the annual conference of NAACE, the organisation for computer advisers in education. Talk at the conference in Liverpool was not really about poor performance, but the Government's £2 billion National Grid for Learning project - who was getting connected and who was getting in on the massive training scheme.

The advisers were not too surprised at the chief inspector's report because it reflected much of their everyday working experiences. For schools, success with ICT is a complex issue and there is absolutely no point in scapegoating teachers as the politicians and bureaucrats so enjoy.

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