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ERIC Number: ED301157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Computers for All Children: A Handbook for Program Design.
Sharp, Pamela; Crist-Whitzel, Janet
One of three publications of the Research on Equitable Access to Technology (REAT) project, this practitioner's handbook is designed to assist educators in the design and implementation of computer instruction programs for underserved groups of students, including low-income, minority, low-achieving, limited-English speaking, female, and rural students. After reviewing the findings of research on equal access to computers, six fictional programs specifically designed to provide computer access to all children are described; these programs are based on similar programs at real schools. Hardware and software issues as they relate to the issue of equitable access are then explored, and the benefits of equitable access are described. Finally, recommendations to communities and schools for bringing about equitable access are provided. A list of 37 references is provided as well as descriptions of the three REAT publications and two Far West Laboratory (FWL) reports of related interest. Additional selected resources are also listed, including two non-FWL publications and eight organizations concerned with issues of equitable computer access. (EW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Disadvantaged Youth, Equal Education, Microcomputers, Peer Teaching, Program Design
Publications, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For the two companion titles in this set, see IR 013 496-498.