ERIC Number: ED229867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy. CSBA Task Force Report.
California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
To help California school board members make informed decisions about computers, this handbook offers a computer primer with examples of outstanding computer curriculum programs. Chapter 1 introduces basic computer terminology. Chapter 2 outlines issues to consider in computer acquisition and the initial implementation of computer curricula. The second chapter also gives guidelines for evaluating the individual acquisition needs of a given district. Summaries of 7 other exemplary programs selected from the over 75 districts responding to a statewide survey are also provided. The fourth chapter briefly describes how a computer works. Included in the report are diagrams of the computer process and computer systems, tables showing test score improvement through computer use, a summary of avoidable pitfalls in computer purchasing, and a list of criteria for identifying outstanding computer curricula. Three appendixes contain a glossary of computer terms, definitions of 8 computer languages, and a chart summarizing the computer programs of the surveyed school districts of 27 counties; the chart includes names of contact persons, computer types used, and grade levels involved in the programs. (JBM)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Purchasing, State Surveys
Publications, California School Boards Association, 916 23rd Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
Note: Prepared by the Computer Literacy Task Force.