ERIC Number: ED244003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Computers in the Classroom: A Program for New Jersey. Working Paper No. 4.
Senator, Stuart; And Others
How New Jersey schools are actually using computers and incorporating the technology into their curricula is the subject of this report. Following an introductory statement in chapter 1, chapter 2 explains several important issues and concepts related to computer use in schools. Chapter 3 describes the educational uses of computers in New Jersey's schools, drawing on a survey of all districts and on interviews in selected districts. Inequality in access to computers is touched on here. Chapter 4 provides an overview of what is occurring in this area in several states regarded as leaders in the uses of computers in schools. Chapter 5 describes the extent of the New Jersey State government's involvement and leadership in computer technology in education. Chapter 6, the conclusion, reviews a number of problems found in the survey upon which the report is based. These include (1) unequal resources, with the greatest access to and use of computers concentrated in wealthy suburban districts; (2) inadequate information sharing and a lack of cooperation among districts regarding computers; (3) absence of clearly defined goals for the technology; and (4) heretofore insufficient leadership and support by the state government. A number of recommendations are offered to counter these problems. (CMG)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, State Government
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: A publication of the Council on New Jersey Affairs.