ERIC Number: ED254198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy. Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session.
North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
This final report analyzes computer literacy and the use of computers in the public schools and community colleges of North Carolina, based on testimony from educators and administrators at the university, community college, and public school levels; from organizations concerned about education; and from corporations that produce computer hardware and software. A summary of the committee proceedings covers background, the role of the computer, a Computer Literacy Plan of Action, and an assessment of the costs of implementing this plan. Recommendations propose basic computer awareness instruction for public schools; training in computer awareness for graduates of all teaching colleges as an accreditation requirement; maximum use of public school computer laboratories; and student and teacher computer ethics training. Appendices provide extensive supporting documentation on the state plan for computer utilization in the North Carolina public schools; state microcomputer activity; the state educational software evaluation program; estimated costs for a 3-year phase-in of computer literacy instruction; enrollment in community college computer occupational curricula or curricula using the computer as a tool, and in continuing education and educational television computer courses; and costs of community college computer labs. (LMM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; North Carolina