‘Smart Schools = Smart Economy’
November 19, 2009
The report ‘Smart Schools = Smart Economy’ (2009) is an Irish Government response to criticisms that Irish schools are lagging well behind other OECD states in the provision of information and computer technologies (ICT).
The report sets out the shared vision of integrating ICT in the classroom in the context of an education system that aims to equip young people with the critical skills to play an active role in the 21st century’s economy – and is to be implemented through a major investment programme in the region of €150 million.
The new investment plan will see laptops in every classroom and much closer integration of ICT in all elements of teaching and learning. There are also new commitments to teacher training and technical supports.
Source Irish Times 16/11/09