ERIC Number: ED263912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Instruction. Report of Task Force on Use of Computers in Instruction.
Deasy, Richard J.
The Maryland Task Force on the Use of Computers in Instruction conducted a statewide survey of the following components of a successful computer education program: planning; curriculum development; staff development; computer use; instructional equity; selection, maintenance, and evaluation of hardware and courseware; and parent and community involvement. In response to the results of this survey, the Task Force developed 34 recommendations for improvements in the above areas; in addition it offered suggestions for: (1) state certification guidelines for computer science teachers; (2) increased collaboration with higher education in providing staff with inservice computer training; (3) staff visits to computer demonstration sites; and (4) the establishment of a communications networking process for teachers and administrative and supervisory staff. In order to provide leadership and direction for computer education programs in Maryland, the Task Force also developed a model framework for computer education based upon existing curricula for computer literacy and computer science. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland