ERIC Number: ED250761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling & Technology. Volume 3: Planning for the Future: A Collaborative Model. An Interpretive Report on "Creative Partnerships in Technology--An Open Forum."
Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
An interpretive report of the conference "Creative Partnerships in Technology: An Open Forum," held in Atlanta, Georgia, fall 1983, is presented. The first section, "Computers and Learning," discusses the fact that the instructional capacity of the computer makes it possible to transcend the limits of the current educational system. The need to rethink instructional practices is outlined and indications are made that the basic motivation for education has changed, e.g., with increasing computer use the role of memorization in learning may be on the way out. Section 2, "Beyond the Computer--Skills for Tomorrow," redefines skills needed in a technological age and suggests the following trends: (1) the growing importance of public and private partnerships supporting public schools, (2) an increased emphasis on lifelong learning, (3) greater cooperation within the educational community, and (4) the need to bring about legislation and public support for major philosophical change. In section 3, "Computer Literacy," the definition and evaluation of computer literacy are discussed. The fourth section, "Realizing the Potential--Making Technology Work in the Schools," discusses the assessment of teacher competencies, the evaluation of software, and the use of networking. Case studies of California's and West Virginia's educational computer programs are provided in section 5, "The Process of Change--Two Approaches." Section 6, "Next Steps--Forming a Regional Agenda," discusses planned partnerships for positive change. The keynote address, "A Nation's Schools in Transition," presented by LeRoy Hay, the 1983 National Teacher of the Year, is included along with five appendixes. (MD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computers, Courseware, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Memorization, Performance, School Business Relationship
Publication Sales, Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, P.O. Box 12746, 200 Park, Suite 111, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 ($5.00 prepaid or purchase order).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers - Location: California; West Virginia