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Findings: ICT and computer skills increased in the primary grade levels and in girls within that group from 1998-2002. Improved Internet access and computer classes were also found although computer access and activity in regular classes decreased.

Abstract: This study examines gender and age differences in information and communications (ICT) skills, attitudes and computer use in an Icelandic school 1998 (62 students) and 2002 (63 students). Computer culture is described with attention to the school library media center. ICT skills of students increased from 1998 to 2002 for the primary level group, particularly the girls. Computer use at the primary level also increased whereas the opposite was true for older grades. Computer classes and improved Internet access may have enhanced ICT skills among students although computer access and activity in regular classes decreased. See:

Jakobsdóttir, S., Jónsdóttir, B.M., & Hjartarson, T. (2004). Gender, ICT-related student skills and the role of a school library in an Icelandic school. School Libraries Worldwide, 10 (1-2),

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