ERIC Number: ED039751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Instruction as a Systematic Approach to Instructional Technology.
Hoban, Charles F.
The Commission on Instructional Technology, in their deliberations, must face a current pessimism among those involved in adapting technology to education. C. F. Hoban lists a number of factors that are responsible for this, and which indicate that many problems of instructional technology are not intrinsic and peculiar to it, but are part of "more universal problems of institutionalized school instruction and of old and new academic disciplines and professional bureaucracies which aspire to sovereignty over the instructional process". Teacher resistance, which stems from the historically ritualistic role of the classroom teacher, constitutes a major problem. The attitude of a teacher may facilitate or impede a program, even when his sole function is to maintain order. It is, therefore, the whole system of instruction that the Commission must reappraise, rather than the installation of appliances or the design of school buildings. (GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905