ERIC Number: ED239377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
4xE = Equitable Electronic Educational Excellence.
Komoski, P. Kenneth
Updating School Board Policies, v14 n10 p1-3 Nov 1983
Policy strategies for integrating microcomputers into public school curricula in a manner conducive to quality control and social equity are described. Educators should establish and maintain standards of excellence for instructional software, evaluating it prior to purchase, informing parents of purchasing criteria, and providing a list of school-approved software for home use. Equal access to educational technology can be promoted by a parent training program, coupled with agreements with computer vendors to provide discounts on school-compatible models and/or a pool of computers available on loan to low income parents who complete the training. These combined strategies can help policymakers manage the direction of the ongoing transformation so that educational technology is accessible to rich and poor alike as public schools interact with public libraries and the private sector to provide high quality electronic educational resources for all. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC. Educational Policies Service.
Identifiers: Computer Security; Computer Selection; ComputerTown
Note: Adapted from remarks to the Council of Chief State School Officers (Albany, NY, August 2, 1983).