ERIC Number: ED390375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Different Paths to the Information Highway: Factors Affecting Implementation of Computers in New Zealand Schools.
Parr, Judy M.
Technology has a key role in the latest educational reform in which the focus has shifted from what should be taught to how it should be taught. In general, computers in New Zealand schools, particularly secondary schools, are not integrated into classrooms. Lack of funding has resulted in schools buying computers almost entirely from funds raised by local communities. Implementation of technology in New Zealand schools has not only lacked consistent central direction, but also the provision of resources, curriculum development, professional development, and coordinated expertise sharing. School and classroom organizational structures, the way the curriculum is organized, assessment practices, and teachers' attitudes impact on the overall response to educational innovations. Saturating schools with technology and teachers with professional development may not bring about reform until the present traditional idea of schooling is discarded. (Contains 47 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Barriers to Change; New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).