publication . Article . Conference object . 1992

International assessment of functional computer abilities

Betty Collis; Ronald E. Anderson;
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  • Published: 20 Apr 1992 Journal: Studies in educational evaluation, volume 19, issue 2, pages 213-232 (issn: 0191-491X, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
After delineating the major rationale for computer education, data are presented from Stage 1 of the IEA Computers in Education Study showing international comparisons that may reflect differential priorities. Rapid technological change and the lack of consensus on goals of computer education impedes the establishment of stable curricula for ¿general computer education¿ or computer literacy. In this context the construction of instruments for student assessment remains a challenge. Seeking to anticipate and measure what educators will view as the essential computer-related abilities for students in the mid-1990s, the second stage of the IEA Computers in Educatio...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: METIS-135165, IR-26514, Education, METIS-139926, Curriculum, Computer literacy, Computer education, Test procedures, Technological change, Engineering ethics, Psychology, Student assessment, Obsolescence, Pedagogy, International comparisons
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