ERIC Number: ED242403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Education in the Computer Age: Issues of Policy, Practice, and Reform. Volume 6. Managing Information: A Series of Books in Organization Studies and Decision-Making.
Suggesting new policies for integrating technology into existing goals of the public schools, this book presents the argument that substantial educational improvements can be made through the use of computers. Chapter 1 contains an assessment describing the nature of technology events thought likely to occur during the 1980s. (A technology event is defined as a particular evolutionary phase in societal utilization of technology.) Chapter 2 discusses implications of environmental technology events for changing the nature of educational needs and types of educational services demanded by the public. Chapter 3 examines the impact of technology events on the evolution of technological opportunity and discusses implications for developing new forms of delivery systems. Chapter 4 examines some impediments to appropriate use of technology in education and speculates on political consequences if public schools do not respond adequately to projected environmental press for technological change. Focusing on instructional and administrative applications of computers, chapter 5 provides a framework for determining what an appropriate response by schools to the changing environment would or should be. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss policy issues at the federal and state levels. In conclusion, chapter 8 summarizes implications of policy and research recommendations for educational practice and professional training. (RH)
Descriptors: Computers, Cultural Context, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Microcomputers, Public Policy, Public Schools, Research Needs, Social Change, State Government
SAGE Publications, Inc., 275 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 ($25.00, plus $1.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Technological Change; Technological Forecasting; Technology Assessment