ERIC Number: ED220930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Technological Change in the Dallas Public Schools.
Political, fiscal, technical, curricular, administrative, and policy-related factors affect the implementation rate and effectiveness of technological change in the public schools. This paper discusses the ways that problems in each of these areas impeded change in the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District and draws some general conclusions about the change process. Among these conclusions are that the most valuable resource in technology change is trained technicians; that curriculum developers need to know the potentials and limitations of new technology; that curriculum content should be determined before methods for teaching that content are selected; that school boards should be given hands-on demonstrations of technology rather than verbal descriptions; and that the management of technological change may be the most effective strategy available to administrators for improving schools and schooling. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Problems
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX
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.