ERIC Number: ED211471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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The International Survey on the Effective Use of Educational Media and Further Education of Teachers (Prague, 1977).
A survey of participants in a symposium on the use of educational media by teachers in Europe elicited replies from teachers, specialists in teacher education, and experts in educational media. All expressed positive attitudes toward increasing educational technology in schools. However, while some educators felt that educational technology will substantially alter the role of the teacher, the conviction of the socialist educators was that educational technology must become an instructional tool used by well-trained teachers, rather than becoming a substitute for teachers. From the replies, it was obvious that relatively few courses dealing with educational technology are offered in either preservice or inservice education programs. Participants felt that the main obstacle to expanding the use of educational technology was the conservatism of the older generation of teachers. Other difficulties cited were technical and administrative problems, and lack of information and motivation. Financial concerns were not listed as obstacles, but it was noted that effective school planning and a positive administrative outlook were necessary. Although the situations in such countries as Norway, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia are quite different, all show efforts of schools of education to equip future teachers with the necessary skills for a practical approach to educational technology. (FG)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Multimedia Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Translations; Reports - Research
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