ERIC Number: ED219874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Literacy: Position Paper and Recommendations.
Walth, Megan; And Others
The North Clackamas (Oregon) School District's Instructional Computer Services Advisory Committee presents recommendations in this document concerning the philosophy, goals, and operational components of a program for developing computer literacy among administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other members of the district community. The report defines key concepts relevant to computer literacy and outlines the development of the recommendations. The goals of the program are to provide students with an understanding of computers as aids in problem-solving, an awareness of the effects of computers on the individual and society, and a comprehension of the capabilities and limitations of computers. The plan involves inservice programs to help administrators and teachers both increase their own computer literacy and understand the requirements of an effective program for students. The plan also incorporates programs for special students and educational experiences for parents and others to raise their awareness of school and student needs. Finally, the committee provides recommendations to the district regarding implementation of the plan and makes suggestions about purchasing hardware and software, field testing, using a steering committee and consultants, and establishing a computer specialist's office and a computer use center. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Management Development, Parent School Relationship, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, School Districts, Special Education, Teacher Education
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Clackamas School District 12, Milwaukie, OR.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Clackamas School District OR
Note: In: The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, OR, July 21-23, 1982). For related documents, see EA 014 910-932.