ERIC Number: ED253202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Computer Education: A System-Wide Approach.
Based on the experiences of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), this document offers guidance in the organization and development of a system-wide approach to an extensive expansion of computer technology. The following topics and steps in the process are addressed: identifying the present status of a school system's computer education program; developing a position paper; establishing a computer-policy committee; identification of priority issues, including funding and professional development; curriculum; software purchase and evaluation; hardware procurement and dissemination; maintenance and security; parent and student activities; allocation of computer equipment; support and instructional personnel; dissemination of information; regional and national contacts; private business and industry involvement; aggressive goals; developing a status report; and future policy recommendations. Appendices comprise a 3-year financial plan; a Computer Onsite Inservice Program Evaluation Checklist; a list of professional development computer courses for 1983-1984; descriptions of sample software programs; a computer implementation action plan; a diagram of the BPS Computer Education Support Personnel organization; a copy of an issue of BPS Computer News; and an article entitled "Boston Schools Launched into the Computer Age." (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Boston Public Schools MA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Anaheim, CA, December 2-6, 1983). Some appendices may not reproduce well due to light and broken type.