EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION: AN ICT PERSPECTIVE

  • Pradeep Kumar Mishra Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, India
  • Anthony Joseph Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, India
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, Early Childhood Care Education, Electronic Equipment

Abstract

In the 21st century, technology serves to reinforce the educational bedrock of any country. Technology has revolutionized the teaching learning process by integrating different source of knowledge - clearly visible from primary to post-tertiary level. This paper examines the introduction of ICT in early childhood years centred on the relationship of ICT with the cognitive, emotional and social development of children. The paper discusses various aspects of the ongoing debate around ICT usage in the early years and tries to answer some of the relevant issues namely, the rationale for early introduction of ICT, the perceived risks and benefits involved in its usage, the role of the parents, and fostering appropriate application of ICT in the early childhood classrooms.

Author Biographies

Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, India
Pre-Ph.D. Scholar
Anthony Joseph, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, India
Pre-Ph.D. Scholar

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Published
2012-03-15
Section
Theoretical and methodological backgrounds of innovation educational environment development: world's trends