ERIC Number: ED264658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Schools and Technology: New and the Future.
Demmon-Berger, Debbie; Hill, T. Susan
Updating School Board Policies, v16 n11 p1-3 Dec 1985
School systems, by and large, are hesitating in integrating new technology into the educational process. The new technology includes computers, telecommunications, electronic blackboards, interactive video for simulations, editing devices, and the new optical storage disk, the CD/ROM. Many believe the new technology can help to address such concerns as diverse population needs, equity in education, uniformity in curiculum, the shortage of qualified teaching personnel, and the need for lifelong learning and retraining experiences. School boards involved in the purchase of new technology are advised to begin with a planning committee--involving teachers--for long-range planning and to formulate a district needs assessment. Policy statements need to be made concerning equipment purchasing, ownership, use, and maintenance. Since most school systems will not have the resources for immediate, full-scale computerization, priorities must be set. Planners can move from a generalized statement to more specific curriculum, hardware, software, and staff development needs. (MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Educational Policies Service.