ERIC Number: ED321415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-28
Closing Education's Technology Gap. Briefing Paper No. 111.
Perelman, Lewis J.
An analysis of the gap between educational productivity and technological advancement concludes that American education's dismal productivity level is partly due to the lack of investment in research and development. Successful school restructuring must include the following innovations: site-based management; public school choice; competitive markets; realistic accounting; meaningful incentive programs; and valid evaluation processes. An initiative to close the gap is proposed, in which U.S. institutions and training facilities allocate at least one percent of their budgets for a research and development fund to be managed by a new National Institution for Learning Technology. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Human Capital, Incentives, Information Technology, Investment, Productivity, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Resistance to Change, Resource Allocation, School Restructuring, Technological Advancement
Publications, Hudson Institute, Herman Kahn Center, P.O. Box 26-919, Indianapolis, IN 46226 ($2.50 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Indianapolis, IN.