ERIC Number: ED343561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Roadmap to School Improvement: A Strategic Plan for Educational Technology in Missouri. The Report of the Missouri Technology Task Force.
Missouri School Boards Association, Columbia.
The strategic plan for educational technology was developed by the Missouri Technology Task Force to assist state and local authorities in the creative application and appropriate integration of all technologies to achieve the broad educational goals for elementary and secondary Missouri schools. The specific goals and objectives of the plan ("visions") are introduced by a statement of the problem addressed, background information, a description of the methodology used by the Task Force, a list of Task Force beliefs, and a mission statement. The goals and objectives are presented under five headings: (1) Improve the Quality of Learning (provide a broad range of learning opportunities, foster higher order concepts and reasoning skills, prepare students for technology-based or related occupations, use technology for effective school functioning, provide inservice training for school personnel); (2) Ensure Equity of Opportunity (students will reach their potential regardless of district sparseness, wealth, geographical location, or physical, intellectual, or cultural differences, provide a safe and appropriate learning environment, adapt public education to meet community needs, eliminate visible tracking of students, make technology an integral part of the revision of the education system); (3) Enhanced Accountability (more efficient and effective evaluation of educational programs and students' progress, assist in improving the performance of teachers, administrators and school boards in fulfilling their responsibilities, better matching of the measurement and reporting of progress toward district objectives, more effective and efficient use of resources); (4) Foster Community Involvement (strengthen educational partnerships, provide continuing education to adults, ensure improved school/community communications and share resources); and (5) Foster Parental Involvement (eliminate communication barriers between the school and the home, encourage increased parental participation in the education process). Nine conclusions are listed and discussed, and lists of participants in the Technology Task Force planning team, open forum, and action team are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Hypermedia, Inservice Teacher Education, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Objectives, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Statewide Planning, Thinking Skills
Missouri School Boards Association, 2100 I-70 Drive Southwest, Columbia, MO 65203 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Missouri School Boards Association, Columbia.