ERIC Number: ED264181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Technology in Preparing Teachers for an Information Age.
Bright, Larry K.; And Others
Teacher education can be effectively transformed to prepare educators for the information age. The characteristics of the information age require the application of organization development processes and interactive learning technologies which bring the best results of behavioral and engineering sciences to refocus teacher education structures and methods of instruction. Two applications of science have profound implications when applied together in a process for change. The first--Organization Development Process--has grown from four decades of human behavioral research on the improvement of the structure and leadership of organizational behavior to produce significant growth in interdependent goal behavior. The second--Interactive Videodisc Teaching--has resulted from engineering research which has achieved the capability to retain the human dimension in interactive videodisc software through linkage of the computer, video, audio, and instructional design. This paper reports the features of the change process, research results on formative change, and implications for American and international education. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).