ERIC Number: ED280442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The New 3 "R"s in Education.
Rodgers, Robert J.; Bonja, Robert
Implementing computers and other elements of high tech into the classroom involves sound visionary planning, a comprehensive, diverse group of educators, and on-going staff development. The computer should be used as a problem-solving tool in a variety of settings and applications, the ramifications of which demand that educators in all subject areas and at all levels be computer literate and able to utilize the computer appropriately as a problem-solving tool. If the "3 'R's"--Reaching Out, Revamping, and Retraining--are properly addressed, education can begin the task of infusing high tech into educational environments. "Reaching Out" involves extending the scope and number of the personnel involved with the infusion process and requires technology leadership, computer literacy, pilot programs, and progressive involvement. "Revamping" involves not only changes in the teacher's role and in curricula, but in the educational structure, and knowledge of computer applications will be essential. "Retraining" provides personnel with new skills and a better understanding of how to use existing skills to infuse high tech in various areas. Attention must be given to the commonality of processing data and the realization that the basis of learning is how we process information. The "New 3 'R's" are consistent with the findings of research on improving the quality of education in that they address and advocate the use of the computer and other high tech developments as creatively applied and appropriately integrated tools. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (Nashville, TN, November 21-25, 1986.