ERIC Number: ED225547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Technological Change: Policy Implications for Funding and Delivering Educational Services in the 80's.
This project report establishes a framework for viewing educational needs and change from the context of social technological change, synthesizes the research and policy implications of such a perspective, provides guidance on preparing and dealing with the new educational issues which will result from changing technology during this decade, and demonstrates the necessity of integrating technological concerns into the mainstream of general educational thought and practice. Preliminary sections describe the nature of the technology events during this decade, discuss the implications of the environmental technological events for changing the nature of educational needs and the types of educational services demanded by the public, examine the impact of technology events on the evolution of technological opportunity, and discuss the implications for developing new forms of delivery systems. Impediments to increased use of technology in education are examined, and a theory of the consequences of inadequate public school response to technological needs is presented. The final sections discuss federal policy and research issues and present a summary. A six-page bibliography and a cost estimate for a computer-rich classroom in 1985 are included. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.