Quality schooling in the Network Society: A community approach through the everyday use of the internet

Abstract

Beginning with a discussion of the latest findings in the information and communication technologies (ICT) and educational improvement field, this article develops a comprehensive strategy to analyse online community building. Far from offering a utopian or dystopian vision, we study the contribution of ICT appropriation as a tool for collaboration, participation, and co-responsibility in the everyday functioning of classrooms and schools. To do so, we examine and discuss school policies, expectations, and the current rate of internet use among administrators, teachers, and students from a representative sample of 350 schools in Catalonia (Spain). Our results show a sparsely connected education system, in which the integration of ICT does not appear to trigger a substantial revolution in established schooling practices. Our concluding statements defend the importance of ICT in education as the ultimate means of interaction that may enable community building to improve the processes of managing, teaching, and being educated in the Network Society.

Publicació
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 23(3), 327-348
Meneses, J., & Mominó, J. M. (2012). Quality schooling in the Network Society: A community approach through the everyday use of the internet. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 23(3), 327-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2012.662156.

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