ERIC Number: ED326193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Technology: Building a Consensus for Change.
Rodamar, Daniele; Rodamar, Jeffery W.
Although education technologies have had a substantial impact on curricula, teaching, and learning, the overall impact on education has been limited. Evaluative studies of technology in the classroom in California, England, and France, have shown that computers and other new education technologies were embraced initially as viable educational reforms, but lacked the sustained support necessary for their successful continuation. The governments proved to be catalysts for change as political entrepreneurs introduced and defined programs to win support, but costs, complexities, and the need for a strong, broad-based coalition to sustain change overwhelmed the technology revolution. The result has been a cycle of inadequate funding, lack of dissemination and program support, marginalization of the technology, and attenuation of public, professional, and political interest in the programs. The impact of education technologies has been more positive in the workplace, and it is possible that a substantial technological impact on educational achievement will result from policy and practice in the political-market model of innovation. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; France; United Kingdom; United States
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology and Education (7th, Brussels, Belgium, March 20-22, 1990).