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ERIC Number: ED298881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
Our Future Growth Is Tied to Educational Technology.
Senese, Donald J.
The advent of the technological revolution will affect both the world of work and the educative process. Predictions for high technology employment show high levels of growth in the 1980s, and most of these jobs will require specialized training. Dealing with the problem of job training, two possibilities emerge: the Job Training Partnership Act and the Electronic University. The Job Training Partnership Act will focus on assisting people to obtain skills needed for employment, while the Electronic University will offer courses to reach all learners on all levels, including workers who need retraining. In addition, with the renewed interest in improving education, the National Commission on Excellence in Education is recommending the strengthening of graduation requirements in the basics as well as the inclusion of computer science courses. The Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) has taken the initiative in implementing technology in education, and several programs are in place which utilize technology to improve the teaching of writing in grades 3 through 6, and educational television to teach science. Grants have been awarded to 10 National Diffusion Network (NDN) "Lighthouse Projects" which use computers to enhance programs in occupational education in high technology and in basic skill instruction for compensatory education, as well as for teaching mathematics in grades 9 through 12, comprehensive secondary level reading for grades 7 through 12, and reading, mathematics, writing, and computer science for the learning disabled. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Telecommunications Public Forum (Marshall, MN, November 12, 1983).