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ERIC Number: ED298880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Challenge of Excellence in Health Professions Education through Technology.
Senese, Donald J.
This discussion of the technological revolution and the federal role in the leadership of education cites several reports which point out the deterioration of the educational system, and describes various activities initiated by the Federal Government for the improvement of education through technology. Projects include continued assistance to school districts in developing technology for their own needs; provisions for training state and local leaders in technology; using educational television to teach science; establishing a national network to identify exemplary technological programs and assist school districts in implementing such programs; and funding selected schools providing occupational training for secondary students and using technology for classroom management and teaching mathematics and reading. Grants have been awarded to 12 school-based technology programs to serve as demonstration sites using interactive technology for teaching physics; a school/industry partnership program to train teachers; use of the computer to teach math, problem solving, science, word processing, and computer literacy; and funding for surveys on computer usage in schools. Conferences have been sponsored to explore the research needs of technology and contracts have been awarded to study current computer software and to assist small businesses in aiding the handicapped. Included are comments on the use of technology in educating health care professionals and in providing improved patient care. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Health Education Media Association (Dallas, TX, January 18-20, 1984).