ICT in pre-service teacher education in Portugal: trends and needs emerging from a survey


  • João Filipe Matos


This paper reports the results of a survey made in 2003 that looked at all the Portuguese universities and schools of education (public and private) programmes for teacher education at least for one of the three levels primary, junior or secondary education. The aim was to get a picture of the situation regarding the amount of time used in training in ICT, the kind of resources available and used, the quality of the staff involved in this work and the competence of the student-teachers at the end of the programme from the point of view of the teachers responsible for the courses at each institution. The instrument used for this survey was the same as used in a previous study made in 1998 with the same aim in order to make possible to compare the results and analyse the trends.