ERIC Number: ED319399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The New Information Technology and the Education of Hispanics. The Promise and the Dilemma. Policy Pamphlet Series No. 1.
Intended as a tool to help bring the issue of technology and the education of Hispanic Americans to a practical and positive resolution, this pamphlet is divided into four sections. The first provides background information on and a summary of the proceedings of a one and one-half day seminar held in June 1986. The second section contains discussions of seven facts about and seven findings of research on educational technology and Hispanic Americans, including the role of technology in the schools; teacher preparedness for technology use and multicultural education; the need for equitable funding of educational technology programs for all groups; the danger of focusing on remediation rather than on high achievement; and the importance to Hispanic Americans of bilingual education, school-community linkages, and increased functional and physical access to computers. These discussions lay the groundwork for the third section, which contains suggested policy statements for use in establishing school or organizational policy as well as for use in publications and in meetings. These statements correspond to the following areas: (1) language and culture; (2) the community-classroom connection; (3) training of educators; (4) fiscal responsibility; (5) attitudes toward technology; and (6) access to computing. The final section provides the names and addresses of seminar participants and Tomas Rivera Center scholars. (GL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Hispanic Americans, Information Technology, Language of Instruction, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tomas Rivera Center, Claremont, CA.
Note: Includes a summary of the proceedings of a seminar, "The New Information Technology: The Promise and the Dilemma" (Claremont, CA, June 20-21, 1986).