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ERIC Number: ED250062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Schools: The Report of the Minister's Task Force on Computers in Schools and Executive Summary.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Reviewing the current status of educational computing, this report makes 48 specific future policy recommendations for schools in Alberta, Canada. The first section discusses educational computing in Alberta and the other Canadian provinces and in Minnesota, Texas, and Florida. The second section describes aspects of the educational delivery system in Alberta and outlines ways computers can serve education. The third section makes recommendations for preservice and inservice teacher training; the evaluation, distribution, and development of courseware and hardware; the establishment of communication networks; and the development of peripheral equipment for handicapped students. It also makes recommendations concerning the planning, organization, and funding necessary to carry out these recommendations. The next section describes research studies that will be necessary to answer pedagogical questions about the most effective use of computers in schools. The last section summarizes conclusions and lists 11 goals to be accomplished in the next 5 years. A glossary of about 80 microcomputer terms is appended. The executive summary, which contains the recommendations and conclusions of the report but omits supporting material, is also included. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Minnesota; Texas