ERIC Number: ED243224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
High Tech Schools: The Principal's Perspective.
This report offers the conclusions of a 1983 EPCOT symposium on education and the Information Age involving distinguished national experts and 46 secondary school principals from across the country. Discussed in the first section on "The Demands of an Information Age" are a number of transitions, including current shifts from an industrial to an information work force, from a national to a global economy, and from a centralized to a decentralized society. Section 2, "The Future World of Work," includes a list of new technology-related occupations for the 1990's and reviews prospects for non-technology jobs, preparation for the 21st century, and business-education partnerships. In the following section, "High Tech is Here to Stay," the authors examine current uses and needs for computers in the classroom, the need for a definition of computer literacy, and gaining high tech acceptance. Exploring the "people side" of high tech, section 4 focuses on computer-aided instruction and professional development. Section 5's "action agenda" for creating high tech schools makes step-by-step recommendations for program implementation and discusses the role of the principal in realizing each step. The document concludes with a list of EPCOT conference participants. (JBM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Conferences, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Microcomputers, Principals, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($4.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling; orders of $15.00 or less must be accompanied by payment).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.