Byline: ALISON BRACE
BRITAIN is leading the world in using computers in schools and colleges.
New research shows British pupils have more access to information technology than those in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.
There is one computer for every 17 pupils in primary schools and one for every eight in secondaries. The growth is largely due to more than [pounds sterling]200 million of Government investment in the past 10 years.
Information technology is an important part of the National Curriculum, and all pupils are expected to use skills such as word-processing and data-handling. As a result, CD-ROM drives and …