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ERIC Number: ED316176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Computing in Schools.
Jain, Sushil K.
This overview of the issues involved in introducing educational computing into a school system at either the district, building, or classroom level begins by defining the terms "educational computing" and "computer literacy." A discussion of the curriculum development process focuses on the role of educational technologies in the curriculum, and the current status of computer literacy education in Ontario public schools is briefly described. Guidelines developed by the province of Ontario for computer use in publicly-funded schools are noted. In response to the provincial philosophy on computer use in elementary and secondary education, a set of educational objectives for computer literacy and a description of a "typical" computer literacy course for fifth grade students are provided. The document also considers three issues that teachers will have to face when implementing a computer literacy program--hardware selection and other technical needs, software selection, and physical arrangements. (26 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada