ERIC Number: ED247651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Computer as a Tool for the Future.
Vacca, Anna M.
The development of the silicon chip and the microcomputer has caused the current age to be termed the "information age." Computer technology needs to be incorporated into the educational scene as computer literacy becomes a required skill. The National Labor Statistics Bureau projects that 75 percent of all jobs will require computer knowledge in the next 10 years. Effective implementation into education of instruction using microcomputers requires administrative support. Research shows a correlation between administrative support and effective introduction of computers in educational settings. With support, computers become a vital tool for learning. Administrative support takes several forms--involvement in the planning and implementation of computer instruction in the curriculum, financial support for such programs, and personnel support (release time, inservice programs, etc.), to name a few. The most effective implementors are administrators with "High Task" and "High Relationship" styles who are both people- and task-oriented. For education to move into the information age, it must use the computer as a tool for the future. )MD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Knoxville, TN, November 13-15, 1983).