ERIC Number: ED240663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers for Instruction in Humanities and Social Sciences. Part II.
Curriculum Report, v13 n3 Jan 1984
The second of a three-part series on computer-assisted instruction (CAI), this report focuses on the use of microcomputers in business education, English, social studies, foreign languages, bilingual education, and ESL (English as a Second Language). Since all these areas involve writing, a discussion of word processors and word processing software precedes more specific discussions of courseware in each area. Then seven exemplary programs at various schools around the country are described in detail. These include a 3-year sequence in computer science for business; a word-processor-based typing and accounting program that was extended to include English composition and creative writing; a language instruction program for non-English speakers; a seven-phase scheme for integrating word processors into an English composition curriculum; a districtwide center for coordinating educational technology; the work of an innovative principal in San Jose, California, who has implemented computer-assisted instruction in two different high schools and (at the time of this publication) was organizing an Institute on Microcomputers in Secondary Education; and a 5-year plan directed by a districtwide steering committee on computers. At the head of each description are the name and address of the school or school district implementing the program and the name and position of a contact person. (TE)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Microcomputers, Programed Instruction, Second Language Programs, Social Studies, Word Processing
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA ($.75; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
Note: For Parts I and III of this series, see EA 016 361 and EA 016 461.