ERIC Number: ED323995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Yes, I Can: Action Projects To Resolve Equity Issues in Educational Computing. A Project of ECCO, the Educational Computer Consortium of Ohio.
Fredman, Alice, Ed.
This book presents reports on selected "local action" projects that were developed as part of the Equity in Technology Project, which was inaugurated in 1985 by the Educational Computer Consortium of Ohio (ECCO). The book is organized into three sections, one for each of the populations targeted by the project. An introduction by Alice Fredman discussing the equity issue in general and overviews, also by Fredman, of the inequity potential for each of the three target populations addressed introduce the reports. The first two reports focus on girls; their titles are: "E(P) = ERG (Potential Energy = Enrichment Readiness for Girls: A Science/Computer Project for Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Girls" (T. Koontz); and "Sex Equity in Computer Education: An Enrichment Program for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Girls" (J. Elliott). Minorities and economically disadvantaged students are the focus of the next three reports: "Equity Projects in Inner-City Schools: Working Together in Word Processing" (M. J. P. Boback and others); "Communicating with Computers: A Telecommunications Project" (V. J. Browsh, D. Hatfield, and J. M. Morgan); and "Using the Computer To Increase Academic, Vocational, and Social Skills of Junior High Occupational Students" (A. Fazzini). The last three reports focus on students with disabilities: "Computer Usage by Children with Learning Disabilities: An Exploration with First- and Second-Grade Students" (L. de la Pena); "The Write Way: A Language Arts Program for Orthopedically Handicapped Students" (L. Kuchmaner); and "Hands On--A Training Model for Peer Tutors" (M. Rosenshein). Learning activities, work sheets, a student survey questionnaire, and evaluation form for teachers are included in the project descriptions, and bibliographies of both the literature and relevant software are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Learning Disabilities, Media Research, Microcomputers, Minority Groups, Physical Disabilities, Sex Differences, Social Influences, Special Education
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-9905.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: BP America, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.