ERIC Number: ED349752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Administrative Aspects of Technology Implementation in Special Education. A Synthesis of Information from Eight Federally-Funded Projects.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
This paper reviews and synthesizes information on the administrative aspects of technology implementation in special education, based on the findings of eight federally funded projects sponsored by the Division of Innovation and Development of the Office of Special Education Programs. Three of the projects specifically focused on administrative aspects, while the remaining five projects studied implementation or integration of technology in general, including both administrative and instructional aspects. Characteristics of successful projects are categorized as follows: (1) providing administrative leadership; (2) promoting communication and collaboration; (3) providing personnel and technology resources; and (4) providing training and support for teachers. Successful research strategies are outlined. Summary descriptions of the individual projects are also provided. Projects included: Microcomputers in the Schools--Implementation in Special Education (SRA Technologies and Cosmos Corporation); National Assistance Project for Special Education Technology (The NETWORK, Inc.); Administrative Applications of Technology (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association); Studies of Special Education Administrative Involvement in Computer Implementation (Macro International); Technology Integration Project--Elementary Level (Johns Hopkins University); Evaluation of the Integration of Technology for Instructing Handicapped Children--Middle School Level (Education Development Center); Model for the Integration of Technology for Instructing Handicapped Students--High School Level (Macro International); and Making Administrative Decisions about Technology by Examining Promising Instructional Practices (Macro International). (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Leadership, Microcomputers, Organizational Communication, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.