ERIC Number: ED039769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Sketching a Context for Instructional Technology.
de Lone, Richard H.
Instructional technology has dramatized the need for a complete overhaul of educational systems; tacking on "innovations" will not do. The grip of dead tradition on education must be pried loose. Process, rather than content, should be stressed in learning. The challenge for instructional technology, as for education in general, is to devise an approach to education that aims at the growth of the students, not of test scores. Its aim should be to make education a democratic process wherein students learn by doing, and learning is closely allied to the working and needs of the community, and the needs of the students. The use of technology in the Philadelphia Parkway program is a major move in the right direction. The Crane study stresses the role of the neighborhood in the planning of a school, the school being blended into the contours and overall physical development of the neighborhood. The Medial Wheel, the 12th and Oxford Street Gang, and Gaming, all describe this recommended approach to education. (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