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ERIC Number: ED244013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Computer Explosion: Implications for Educational Equity. Resource Notebook.
Denbo, Sheryl, Comp.
This notebook was prepared to provide resources for educators interested in using computers to increase opportunities for all students. The notebook contains specially prepared materials and selected newspaper and journal articles. The first section reviews the issues related to computer equity (equal access, tracking through different instructional uses of the computer, and bias and stereotypes in software). The second section presents an overall context for planning equitable education programs in an information society, exploring the economic context for education, the societal context for educational change, school improvement through technology use, and change strategies. The third section contains information about computer uses to help educational administrators and teachers to keep up with an improving technology. The fourth section contains materials related to software evaluation, including several evaluation instruments, one of them an equity evaluation instrument. The final section provides an overview of the participation of women and minorities in computer-related employment areas and educational programs. It also presents projected occupational growth trends. Appendices provide sources of software reviews, a list of software clearinghouses, sources for additional information, a listing of educational publications about microcomputers, and a glossary of key computer terms. (CMG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity.