Effective Use of ICT for Inclusive Learning of Young Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties

Karin Tweddell Levinsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 73
EISBN13: 9781609602581|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-909-5.ch003
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This case presents the three-year research and development IT Folder Project (PIF), which has been aimed at facilitating the inclusion of young children with potential reading and writing difficulties in normal classes. The research focuses on everyday practice in schools and produces knowledge that gradually qualifies and consolidates a sustainable implementation strategy for the municipality involved regarding ICT as a change agent for inclusion. The children with potential difficulties are identified though tests and the adults and the classes involved “accompany” the children into the project. Thus, the adults involved are not necessarily passionate about ICT; they are representative of the average Danish schoolteacher. The case presents the first year and a half of the project and the initial results regarding the quality of the children’s inclusion process along with modifications of the screening tests and organizational changes in the municipality and the local schools based on these results.
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