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ERIC Number: ED251986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Connect Computer Education to Policies.
Kimmelman, Paul
Updating School Board Policies, v16 n1 p1-3 Jan 1985
The computer phenomenon has made rapid inroads into school curricula, often without proper board guidance or approval. Accordingly, this pamphlet discusses why and how computer education should be provided in schools and sets forth guidelines for school board policy regarding computers. An umbrella policy is proposed, defining "computer literacy" in a manner that links the basic components of computer instruction: computer-assisted instruction, applications, programing, and social ethics. From such a policy, regulations can be derived that govern curricular emphases, required skills, and equal access for students. Related topics covered by the pamphlet include the effect of a computer education policy on other policy areas (e.g., instructional materials, staff development, purchasing, and program evaluation), its effect on the school budget, and the importance of flexibility in the policy framework. Purchasing tips and suggestions for software standards follow, and the pamphlet ends by emphasing the importance of retaining board control of computerization. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A