ERIC Number: ED058751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Effect on Teacher Role of the Introduction of Educational Technology and Media Into Schools.
Hyer, Anna L.
After three centuries of education in the United States, the teacher's role has been little affected by the introduction of media, and it has been even less affected by the much more recent concept of a technology of instruction. About 1960 the educational community began to realize that instructional technology is different from audiovisual education, that the use of media should be an integral part of the instructional system, and that instructional technology will change the role of the teacher. Schools began to acquire hardware and software and to make efforts to retrain teachers in their use. Although most schools are still operating on the basis of the "audiovisual aid" definition of educational technology, a clear trend among a few "leader schools" toward a more sophisticated application of technology can be discerned. Within the next ten to fifteen years major changes will have to be made in the training and retraining of teachers to give more emphasis on individualizing instruction, operating as a member of a team, assessing pupil achievement and diagnosing learning difficulties, providing a working knowledge of technology and selecting and/or producing instructional material and instructional systems. Several problems lie ahead in the re-education process, and steps must be taken to facilitate the role change of the teacher. (Author/JY)
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Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.