ERIC Number: ED235576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Schooling & Technology. Volume 2: The New Education: Student, Teacher, Unlimited Information.
Thomas, Sheilah N.
The use of computer technology brings profound changes that demand a need for rethinking the role of public education. This report's purpose is to assist educators in shaping the future role and nature of the public schools. The report centers on two aspects of the change: the economic context and the evolving educational process. The work world will change dramatically, and these changes have significant implications for the schools' curricula, standards, and teaching methods. The workforce will shift from highly paid skilled jobs to low-wage and low-skilled jobs. The demand for reeducation will increase as people prepare for several careers subject to rapid changes. The education process must adapt to the changing needs of the labor force. The teaching-learning process is being transformed by the computer and provides more individualized instruction and faster and more expanded learning opportunities. Reviewing the application of computer technology, the report points out how existing educational problems are being solved with the new technology. Policy questions and options are also presented, including rethinking curriculum, equipment needs, teacher training and retraining, and financial considerations. (MD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Human Capital, Labor Force, Learning Processes, Research, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
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