ERIC Number: ED326189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Technology in Schools: Expanding Alternatives in Rural Schools.
Margitta, Ivan, Ed.
The 14 articles in this collection demonstrate the range of uses of technology for the improvement of participation and retention of students in years 11 and 12 in the rural post-primary schools of Victoria, Australia. An agreement negotiated with the Commonwealth Government, which is known as Resource Agreement 3 (RA3), operated during 1987-88 and was instrumental in forming 83 rural post-primary schools into 17 clusters, each consisting of 2 to 9 schools. The clusters proposed ways of sharing equipment and human resources, and ways of using communication technology for overcoming the large distances. Programs initiated as a result of local decision making within the clusters include: (1) adaptation of Macintosh computer technology to suit specific purposes or tasks in existing subjects; (2) establishment of a system providing information on careers, occupations, post-college options, and future schooling; (3) a course that joins traditional craft subjects with the technology necessary for project design and construction, as well as hands-on experience with machinery; (4) a commercial sewing course; (5) an environmental science program; (6) information networks and foreign language instruction via satellite; and (7) music studies. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)