ERIC Number: ED226993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Education. World Yearbook of Education 1982/83.
Megarry, Jacquetta, Ed.; And Others
This six-part yearbook, consisting of individual papers, focuses on various aspects of computers and microtechnology in education. Issues and problems are addressed in part 1, including: computer role in thinking, learning, and educating; teachers' unions and the impact of computer-based technologies; evaluation of computer-assisted learning; education and miseducation by computers; and computers and education: a solution in search of a problem. Computers in action is the subject of part 2, addressing pupil-centered classrooms; microcomputers and teacher's needs; computer roles in managing learning; computer as a medium for distance education; an example of a software library and its dissemination; and computers and handling of information. Five national case studies are presented in section 3, discussing the "10,000 microcomputers plan" in France; Microelectronics Education Programme in the United Kingdom; educational computing in South Africa and Quebec; and software/geography teaching in New Zealand. Computers and the curriculum is considered in part 4, focusing on computers and teacher education; computer studies and computer education; the promise of microcomputers in developing basic skills; computer-based approaches to overcoming language handicaps; and the British Broadcasting Corporation in computer literacy for adults. A bibliography and biographical notes on contributers (part 5) and a glossary (part 6) are also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Unions
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Authoring Institution: Nichols Publishing Co., NY.
Note: For related documents see ED 194 451 and ED 209 216.