School education and use of ICT: a case study of an Urdu Medium School located in Central District of Delhi
SIDDIQUI, ISMAT JAHAN; Jamia Millia Islamia, India
KADIR, ABDUL; University of Patras
Recent National Policy on ICT (2012) for school education has very straightforward mandate to transform society into knowledge society by meaningful induction of ICT in education. Because, our millions of tiny minds are in the process of becoming citizen and potential nation-builder whose fate is solely shaped in our classrooms. A teacher is an important agent of change and need be equipped with essential skills of ICT. This study provides an in-depth analysis of teaching-learning discourse of a three century old school where learners have opportunity to learn in Urdu medium. In this piece of research investigator tries to focus over integration of ICT in many school subjects and its preferences over past practices. Besides this, a diligent effort was made by investigator to gauge out obstacles faced by Urdu medium teachers in integration of ICT in their day-to-day teaching-learning assignments and their immediate possible solutions to fulfill mandate of National ICT Policy aspirations from school education. The major findings of the study are: ICT enabled teaching simplifies complex learning, make learning permanent, easy to retain, recall, assess learning and also helpful to employ same in real life situation. Second, no previous exposure of ICT, age factor, administrative inertness, orientation of computer applications in English language were found as major obstacle to integrate ICT in teaching among Urdu medium teachers.
Urdu medium schools, ICT in school education, ICT and challenges, implementation of ICT tools in education.