Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Are Students Ready for a Technology-Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us

 

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ISBN: 9264036083 Publication: 24/1/2006
Pages: 138

 

Are Students Ready for a Technology-Rich World?: What PISA Studies Tell Us

Information and communication technology (ICT) is associated with unprecedented global flows of information, products, people, capital and ideas, connecting vast networks of individuals across geographic boundaries at negligible marginal cost. ICT is an important part of the policy agendas of OECD countries, with profound implications for education, both because ICT can facilitate new forms of learning and because it has become important for young people to master ICT in preparation for adult life. But how extensive is access to ICT in schools and informal settings and how is it used by students?

Drawing on data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Are Students Ready for a Technology-Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us, examines:

  • Whether access to computers for students is equitable across countries and student groups;
  • How students use ICT and what their attitudes are towards ICT;
  • The relationship between students’ access to and use of ICT and their performance in PISA 2003;
  • The implications for educational policy.

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Table of contents

Foreword
Chapter 1: ICT in PISA and educational policy

  • Introduction
  • Drivers for the integration of technology into schools .
  • PISA 2003 and how information on ICT was collected .
  • Structure of report .
  • Readers’ guide .

Chapter 2: Students’ access to ICT

  • Key points
  • How universal is access to ICT?
  • ICT and other educational resources at home
  • ICT resources at school
  • Conclusions and implications

Chapter 3: Students’ use of and attitudes towards ICT

  • Key points
  • Introduction .
  • Frequency of use by location
  • Frequency of use by type of use
  • Attitudes towards ICT
  • Students’ confidence in using ICT
  • Conclusions and implications

Chapter 4: Students’ access to and use of ICT and their performance in PISA 2003

  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Equity of access to technology and student performance
  • Students’ use of computers and student performance
  • Attitudes towards computers, confidence in performing tasks on a computer and student performance in mathematics
  • Conclusion and implications
  • References

Annex A: Technical background
Annex A1: Questionnaire indices
Annex A2: Are principals’ assessments of the extent to which lack of computers hinders
instruction comparable across schools and countries?
Annex A3: Standard errors, significance tests and subgroup comparisons
Annex A4: Information and communication technology (ICT) questionnaire
Annex B: Data tables
Annex B1: Data tables for the chapters
Annex B2: Performance differences between regions within countries



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