ICT and in-service teachers’ training: numbers and trends
AbstractThis article presents some results of a national study developed in 2004, in Portugal, on the characterization of ICT in-service teachers’ training, offered by training certified institutions supported by PRODEP (Program for Educational Development in Portugal). “ICT AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS’ TRAINING: A NEW REALITY INTERPRETATION” is a research study that quantified the accomplished courses from 2000 to 2003, as well as their length and audience. It also tried to collect signs of the evolution of ICT teachers’ training, regarding course type and mode, topics, expectations and evaluation. This study proved to be quite encouraging, not only for the conclusions we came across but also for the recommendations we considered judicious to leave, concerning ICT in-service teachers’ training.