The research described in this thesis is born mainly of the
author's experience within the Executive Committee of the
Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) in trying to get
computing onto the curriculum of Irish Second level schools...(continues). The thesis concludes by formulating general guidelines as to
why Information Technology should be introduced into the Schools
Curriculum. The author insists that, only under the terms of a
National Plan and adequate funding can Computer Education, or, in
its wider sense, Information Technology, become a viable
proposition in Irish schools. A number of recommendations are
made and some areas of further research are indicated.
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy of Loughborough University.