ERIC Number: ED311577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Technology, and the Texas Economy, Volume 2: Can Technology Help Texas? Policy Research Project Report Number 85.
Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Technology--the use of knowledge, tools, and skills to solve practical problems and extend human capacities--can be beneficial to the Texas school system. In fact, Texas state-level decision-makers in recent years have shown increased interest in potential technological applications for meeting the state's educational needs. Recently developed programs reorganize classrooms into learner-centered environments that can make efficient use of new technological innovations in basic skill instruction. As essential numerical tools, computers have great potential to aid, and in many cases transform, traditional mathematics education and create new ways of learning. With the assistance of electronic mail, the telephone, vidoetext, and audio teleconferencing, rural schools with limited resources can offer additional curriculum and provide better instruction, while avoiding the inconvenience of school district consolidation. The degree of teacher autonomy, and the quality of teacher training at both the preservice and inservice levels, will be a major influence on the adoption, implementation, and success or failure of new technologies in education. A review of the advantages and disadvantages of available finance options is included. (190 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas