Foreword Local circumstances
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Local circumstances

Circumstances are different between countries and between schools within a country. Implementation factors have therefore to be taken into account when designing ICT-curricula. The curriculum offers to countries and schools a development framework taking account of these implementation factors.

From the curriculum various curriculum realisations can be constructed in a straightforward way. These are strongly influenced by cultural, societal and institutional factors. Schools and countries will be able to construct a modern curriculum from this framework in a process in which specific needs, restrictions with respect to resources and possibilities can be taken into account.

The curriculum allows educational publishers to produce learning materials in the cultural traditions of their country. Alternatively, popular high quality learning materials from developed countries may be used.