ERIC Number: ED021448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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Teacher and Technology, New Designs for Learning.
Trow, William Clark
Technological devices present a challenge that educators cannot afford to ignore. Properly incorporated into a controlled environment, these tools need not bring about any dehumanization of the schools. Traditional teaching methods, promotion policies, marking practices, and classrooms organized by grade level may allow control over what is taught, but not over what is learned. Teaching machines and television haphazardly incorporated into such a system effect little improvement. Thus, the educational machinery must be completely changed. While the good aspects of education's traditional methods must be retained, the new media must be properly integrated into a man-machine system. In the school of the future there should be no conventional classrooms, no grouping of pupils by age, and no courses of arbitrary length. Each student should follow an individual program of instruction at his own pace, a program using teaching machines, television, and discussion where appropriate. A bibliography containing 103 items is included. (PM)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Individualized Programs, Lifelong Learning, Multimedia Instruction, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, School Organization, Schools, Teachers, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods
Appleton-Century-Crofts, Meredith Publishing Co., 34 West 33rd St., New York, N.Y. ($1.95).
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