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ICT in the Education of Students with SEN: Perceptions of Stakeholders

  • Jaime Ribeiro
  • António Moreira
  • Ana Margarida Almeida
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

Portugal is experiencing a technological reform in education. Technological refurbishing of schools and training of students and teachers is a reality on the rise, enhanced by the implementation of the Education Technological Plan, which also aims at computer skills certification, by 2010, of 90% of teachers. In a School that must be adjusted to all pupils, Special Educational Needs cannot be neglected and the nature and constitution of its computer resources should obviate the support of these students. ICT training is essential to benefit all students from its use. In the case of SEN, this need for training is of paramount importance to establish itself as a facilitator for these students. ICT Coordinators are the visible face of ICT implementation in schools; their functions include the management of the schools computer facilities and to zeal for the ICT training of fellow teachers.

Keywords

ICT SEN ETP Teacher Training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Ribeiro
    • 1
  • António Moreira
    • 1
  • Ana Margarida Almeida
    • 2
  1. 1.CIDTFFPortugal
  2. 2.Cetac.MediaUniversidade AveiroPortugal

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