ERIC Number: ED351016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Resources: Computer Provision in a CTC.
The program for City Technical Colleges (CTCs) draws on ideas and resources from government, private industry, and education to focus on the educational needs of inner city and urban children. Mathematics, science, and technology are at the center of the CTCs' mission, in a context which includes economic awareness and a commitment to enterprise and wealth creation. This discussion addresses the question of computer provision in the context of the need for children to learn skills in the technologies now central to their existence, and their need for sufficient access to relevant equipment through their learning experiences at school if they are to develop such skills. This paper presents a rationale for providing information technology (IT); a discussion of how subject areas in the National Curriculum, ranging from science to dance, can be enhanced by its use; suggestions for staffing and administering IT programs; and a discussion of issues concerned with system purchase, support, and maintenance. Suggestions are based on an analysis of needs, value for money, the nature of educational computing, parity between CTCs and the external world, and an attempt to predict the future direction of educational information technology. Two appendices provide an annotated list of sources of information and resources for curricular issues, the purchase and evaluation of equipment, satellite systems and remote sensing, issues relating to the management of information technology, MS-DOS educational software, and software for alternative computing platforms; and a glossary and explanation of terms. (KRN)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software Selection, Computer System Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Approach, Microcomputers, Secondary Education, Urban Education
City Technology Colleges Trust, 15 Young Street, London W8 5EH, United Kingdom (7.50 pounds sterling, postpaid within the UK--payment must be in sterling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Authoring Institution: City Technology Colleges Trust Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom