ERIC Number: ED238393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on National Centers for Personal Computers in Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on H.R. 1134 to Amend Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to Provide for One or More National Centers for Personal Computers in Education.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This hearing presents the text of House Resolution 1134, related testimony, prepared statements, and supplementary materials. A statement by Tom Downey, a congressional representative from New York State and the introducer of the bill, is followed by a prepared statement, two articles, and testimony by Ludwig Braun of the Computer Science Department of the New York Institute of Technology. Braun discusses the need for the proposed national centers for microcomputers in education and their potential impact; identifies some of the ways in which a proper computer environment could enrich learning experiences; describes some special features available for microcomputers for working with handicapped students; and urges a national commitment to ensuring that students in all school systems have access to computers. In his prepared statement and testimony, Kyo R. Jhin, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Technology for the District of Columbia Public Schools, describes the ongoing integration of computer technology into that school system. A prepared statement and testimony by Philip Speser, President of the National Institute for Entrepreneurial Technology, focus on the need for computer literate workers, the inability of the school to meet this need, and the interest of small high-technology firms in this legislation. (LMM)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Education Service Centers, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Hearings, Instructional Improvement, Microcomputers, National Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.