Author Austin, Roger
Title Online Learning and Community Cohesion : Linking Schools
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (194 pages)
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Series Routledge Research in Education Ser
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Note Cover -- Online Learning and Community Cohesion -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Communications Technologies and Positive Social Change -- 2 Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and England: Conflict and History -- 3 Israel: Connecting Cultures in Conflict -- 4 England: Ethnic Diversity and Parallel Lives -- 5 Europe: ICT, Union, Identity, and Diversity -- 6 Canada: A Nation Built on Diversity -- 7 The United States: Linking the Huddled Masses -- 8 The Promise of Online Contact -- Notes -- References -- Contributors -- Index
National governments and multi-national institutions are spending unprecedented amounts of money on ICT on improving the overall quality of school learning, and schools are increasingly expected to prepare young people for a global economy in which inter-cultural understanding will be a priority. This book explores and analyzes the ways ICT has been used to promote citizenship and community cohesion in projects that link together schools in different parts of the world. It examines the theoretical framework behind such work and shows the impact of initiatives in the Middle East, Canada, the USA, England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere in the European Union. This is a critical examination of the technologies that have been deployed, the professional development that has been provided and an evaluation of what constitutes good practice, particularly in terms of what collaborative learning really means for young people. Many of these initiatives have enabled young people to develop more positive relations with culturally and religiously different neighbours, but this work has just begun. Continuing international tensions over matters of identity and faith require that we better understand the political context for such work so that we might shape future directions more deliberately and more clearly.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Austin, Roger Online Learning and Community Cohesion : Linking Schools London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415510288
Subject Community education
Electronic books
Alt Author Hunter, Bill