ERIC Number: ED235575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Schooling & Technology. Volume 1: State-Level Policy Initiatives.
Thomas, Sheilah N.
Formal action by state education agencies (SEA's) in regard to educational technology is quite recent. In 1981 only seven states addressed the issue in formal state-level action. This paper presents the results of a 1983 survey on state-level initiatives relating to educational technology. The survey found that nearly all state SEA's are involved in educational technology. These primary roles for the computer were identified by the SEA's responding to the survey: as an instructional aid, as a management tool, and as a subject area. There is a wide variety of responses, with each state taking somewhat different approaches. There is much duplication, and states would benefit from sharing their experiences. Nearly all SEA's have chosen to function as facilitators providing information, resources, training, guidelines, and/or policy support. Very few states conduct research and few develop courseware. Included with the survey are individual summaries of each state's and territory's current stances on educational technology as well as a number of tables outlining state positions on specific issues and programs. (MD)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Data Collection, Educational Technology, Financial Support, Guidelines, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Pilot Projects, Research, School Districts, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
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