ERIC Number: ED319402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-2
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Distance Education Policies in State Education Agencies.
Holznagel, Donald C.; Olson, Thomas
This study identifies the current status of state policies on distance education in a sample of states and identifies changes in federal, state, and local roles in developing policies that may encourage more efficient and effective use of technology for distance learning. The study identifies and analyzes policies in key areas which are now, or are likely in the future, to inhibit the use of distance education techniques by school districts attempting to solve instructional problems. Such areas include certification, training, evaluation, planning, and funding. A discussion of the implications of the study findings for federal policy concludes the report, and references to eight reports on distance education and eight state-wide plans are provided. (GL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Course Evaluation, Distance Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Government Role, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State Standards, Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.