, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 131-132
Date: 25 Nov 2012

Editorial on Educational challenges: ICT-based responses

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Education systems around the world face many challenges. Educators, parents and administrators frequently look to ICT for possible solutions but the complexity of most social and technical settings makes it difficult to determine appropriate courses of action. The papers in this Special Edition each concern an educational challenge where ICTs are being used to bring about positive and effective change. Several of the papers focussed on social inclusion while others examine effective teaching. All of them offer implications for pre-service and in-service teacher education in the areas that they address.

The International Conference “Addressing educational challenges: the role of ICT” was held in Manchester, UK in July 2012. Authors of highly rated refereed papers were invited to submit extended and updated versions of their work to this special issue. The six papers presented in this section of the special issue are the result of that process.

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