ERIC Number: ED249606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
High Tech for Schools: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.
Neill, Shirley Boes
A 1982 survey of school superintendents provided much of the material for this discussion of the educational applications of microcomputers and other technologies, and for planning and developing these applications in schools. Chapter I is an interview with David Moursund, an educational computing expert who discusses issues and trends in school computer use. Chapter II describes a variety of applications and instructional programs and discusses changing definitions of computer literacy. Chapter III discusses technology planning theoretically and in several concrete instances, notably that of the Lexington Public Schools (Massachusetts); equity is noted as a growing concern. Considerations in computerizing--hardware selection and scheduling, budgeting, school staff roles and staff development, and software selection and design--are examined in chapters IV, V, and VI. Chapter VII outlines actual and potential administrative applications and offers advice on purchasing hardware and software for such applications. Special education applications are discussed in chapter VIII. Finally, chapter IX briefly explores other technologies, including cable television, electronic information networks, and videodiscs. (MCG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Microcomputers, Program Content, Program Implementation, Purchasing, School Administration, Special Education, Staff Development, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.