ERIC Number: ED318431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education for Elementary/Secondary Schools in Wisconsin. A Report Issued by the Council on Instructional Telecommunications to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Bulletin No. 9362.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
A study was conducted to explore the concept of distance education as it pertains to elementary and secondary education in Wisconsin and to make recommendations to the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding its use. Four major problem areas are identified and recommendations are provided in this report. Problems related to statewide planning include the lack of awareness of local school boards, administrators, and educators about the available range of educational technology for delivering instruction; a lack of cohesion among agency missions; and inadequate state resources. Difficulties relating to teacher certification and supervision include concerns that the required teaching license may limit the number and variety of courses offered to students, and that increased distance education may decrease supervision possible by the local district. Issues linked to administration and management include a need to improve and introduce management skills if distance programs are to succeed; an overall increase in administrative duties and responsibilities; the expansion of cooperative planning with other school districts; and oversight of teachers for evaluation purposes. Challenges posed by aspects of instruction encompass: (1) a probable need for teachers to adapt their teaching techniques in order to achieve instructional effectiveness; and (2) the question of how to maintain necessary personal contact with students. Appendixes list the 20 standards compiled as a result of the study and the contents of the statutes related to teacher certification. (SD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Curriculum Design, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Program Development, Statewide Planning, Telecommunications
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division of Library Services, 125 South Webster Street, PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin