ERIC Number: ED237071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Information and the Economy: Policy Issues for Educators.
Hudson, Heather; York, Lynn
This report provides an overview of the growth of the information sector in the United States and presents policy issues for educators which arise from trends in the economies and demography of six states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Information work is classified as information creation, organization, handling, technology production, technology distribution, and maintenance. The major federal agencies involved in information policy are classified according to their role in information transmission; i.e., science, research, and technology; dissemination of information for education and training; information and the consumer; and international information policy and international trade. Recent federal legislation proposed to improve education is summarized, and the role of state governments is shown through examples of special task forces that have been established in the region to attract high technology industries. The discussion of policy issues includes an examination of the skills students will need in an information-based economy; applications of information technology (teleconferencing, videotext and teletext, video, and microcomputers) for classroom instruction, teacher training, educational administration, and home learning; strategies for coping with shortages of teachers and funds; and equal access to information technologies. Thirty references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.