ERIC Number: ED220925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Computers/Software--More for Less.
Deringer, Dorothy K.
In anticipation of the educational needs of the late 1980s in science, mathematics, and engineering education, the National Science Foundation has supported a variety of projects that can serve as examples and models of the uses of computing in science education. These projects fall into three categories, focusing on the computer as a tool of science, as an instructional delivery system, and as an object of study in its own right. This report describes several of these projects and outlines the specific interests expressed in computing by the National Science Foundation, by Congress, and at a conference on National Goals for Computer Literacy. The author urges the adoption of national strategies for (1) stimulating development of courseware, software, and materials, as well as methods for financing acquisition of hardware; (2) training teachers and administrators; and (3) continuing research and development activities. The author further argues that continuance of the nation's technological sophistication requires the establishment of national policies, goals, and strategies to ensure that our educational system can produce students who can participate in a computer-literate society. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computers, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: National Science Foundation
Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.