ERIC Number: ED326031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
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What the Research Says about Computer-Based Instruction for America's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Haile, Penelope J.
This review of the literature on computer-based instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students focuses on: (1) effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction; (2) its use in enhancement of traditional education; (3) its use as an expansion tool for critical thinking; and (4) the role of the teacher. The review concludes that the computer can be effectively used for instruction in a wide variety of ways, ranging from drill and practice for mastery of basic skills to interactive, multimedia simulations for exploring sophisticated concepts. Three suggestions are made on how to gain the maximum advantage from the computer's potential: teachers need to assume more direct responsibility for developing implementation strategies sensitive to the particulars of their classroom cultures; research regarding the implementation of computer-based education needs to move ahead rapidly; and software developers must use state-of-the art theories to create computer-based instructional programs sensitive to the wide range of needs and abilities of America's students. (38 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Joint Center for Communication, Learning and Technology (2nd, New Orleans, LA, March 1990).