Information, Communications, and Educational Technology Standards for Students, Teachers, and School Leaders

  • Lajeane G. Thomas
  • Donald G. Knezek
Part of the Springer International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education book series (SIHE, volume 20)


Today, information and communication technology (ICT) has made its way into industry, communication, education, work, and even recreation. Challenges exist not only in the acquisition and adoption of information and communication technology (ICT), but also the more complex task of using technology resources to effectively facilitate educational innovation and improvement (SIIA, 2002). Standards have been adopted in many nations to facilitate the systematic incorporation of ICT into students& educational experiences and into the skill sets of teachers and educational leaders. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a comprehensive set of performance standards describing ICT knowledge and skills for student learning, for teaching, and for school administration (ISTE, 2002a; 2002). In this chapter rationales for these standards as well as the development context are interwoven with the presentation of the standards themselves.


ICT Teacher Competency Standards National Educational Technology Standards Adoption of Standards IT leadership IT-supported learning environments 


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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lajeane G. Thomas
    • 1
  • Donald G. Knezek
    • 2
  1. 1.Louisiana Tech UniversityRustonUSA
  2. 2.International Society for Technology in EducationWashington, DCUSA

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