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ERIC Number: ED084232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 21
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Preparation of School Personnel for the Use of Instructional Technology.
Wilson, H. A.
The current educational system is based on a class progression model, whose purpose the goals of American education have far exceeded by attempting to provide universal basic education. Individualized instruction, for which a teacher as tutor is not essential, aided by some technological system, can bring the educational model into a better balance between the expense demands of capital and labor. Recent technological developments of possible service to education include the following: audio cassettes, holography, microfiche, miniature electronic calculators, one-half inch video tape equipment, broadband communication (cable TV), and electronic data processing (for student records and also for possible linkage with cable TV to produce a multidimensional mass communication system). In the school of the future, the teacher may no longer be clerk, disciplinarian, and presenter of subject matter, but rather may attempt the tasks of subject matter monitor, psychologist, recreation specialist, librarian, and creator of instructional software. Gradual preparation of teachers for the pluses and minuses of technological systems will ease us over any such transition that may occur. (JA/CL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Denver, Colorado, May 1973