ERIC Number: ED327160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Preparing Teachers for Technology in the 90's: View from the Top.
Shermis, Mark D.; And Others
Teachers have been identified as the critical change agents in integrating technological instructional materials with teaching and learning styles and with classroom activities. However, many teachers do not understand the changes in their roles in a technology intensive classroom, nor do they have the proper training to use new educational technologies. Answers to these problems may be found in both preservice and inservice teacher education, the latter in the form of workshops and summer institutes after initial certification so that a maximum level of professional competence may be attained. Some problems with staff development, however, are lack of equipment, funding, and the use of quick intervention techniques in answer to the long range problem of technology integration into the classroom. In response to these problems, computer companies, corporations, and state departments of education have found ways to aid in training efforts by providing money, equipment, and leadership. However, individual teachers, administrators, state officials, publishers, training institutions, and private corporations must all continue to search for effective means of transferring technology into the classroom of the 90's. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the International Conference on Technology and Education (Brussels, Belgium, March 20-22, 1990).