16 SES 05 A, ICT as a Tool to Reduce Violence and Support the Disadvantaged
Parallel Paper Session
This paper delivers insights into a research project regarding a region-wide school-related innovation. This innovation project takes place in the federal state of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) which is the largest federal state in Germany with more than 17 million inhabitants. Due to economical restructuring in the last decades, the rate of unemployment and the number of people with a low income got comparably high in this geographical region. Therefore, one of the most remarkable German results of the international comparative studies like OECD-PISA or IEA-PIRLS, the linkage between student background and educational opportunities (Bos et al., 2007; Ehmke & Jude, 2010; OECD, 2010), has especially reinforced the need to support all students, regardless of their family and socio-economic background in NRW. This includes the need for decoupling students’ individual educational success from students’ backgrounds. One overall approach in Germany has been a radical shift from half-day schooling towards all-day schooling in the last decade. Concerning this shift, recent studies have shown that the link between academic achievement and social background could be weakened in all-day schools (Fischer & Klieme, 2012).
The presented research refers to a region-wide project called “Ganz In - All Day-Schools for a Brighter Future. The New All-Day Secondary School in NRW“. It has been launched by the Ministry of Education and is supported by a private foundation (Mercator Foundation). This innovative project started at the end of 2009. Its core idea refers to supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing all-day schooling at upper secondary school level and especially by supporting students with more individualized teaching (Berkemeyer et al., 2010). For this aim 31 already existing upper-secondary schools joined the project and changed from half-day schooling to all-day schooling. Moreover, the participating schools are accompanied by experts providing school development advice, by didactical support and by research focusing on their development. On the pedagogical level, one main objective of the project is the use of the extended time-frame in order to improve the quality of learning. Therefore, a key research question is to explore how schools shape and use their new structures and how they use their new radius of operation to improve learning in order to support their students. The special focus of this presentation is the role of information and communications technology (ICT) for teaching and learning in these schools. Therefore, the potential of ICT as a supportive factor for the enhancement of learning (Eickelmann, 2011) and especially the improvement of the quality of learning in all-day schooling (Eickelmann & Rollett, 2012) is examined in more detail.
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