ERIC Number: ED341383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring for Learning with Technology.
Sheingold, Karen, Ed.; Tucker, Marc S., Ed.
Presented from different perspectives, the five papers in this collection discuss three developments in education--the creation of educational environments that foster students' thinking, the use of educational technology to support student learning, and school restructuring and reform efforts. In the first paper, "Restructuring for Learning with Technology: The Potential for Synergy," Karen Sheingold argues that student learning can be successfully transformed only if active learning, adventurous teaching, and well-integrated uses of technology are brought together (21 references). In the second paper, "The Role of Computer Technology in Restructuring Schools," Allan Collins points out that the use of microcomputers as tools for students and teachers entails active learning, and will foster a change in society's beliefs to a more constructivist view of education (46 references). Christopher J. Dede considers three scenarios for future redesigned educational systems based on advanced information technology in the third paper, "Imaging Technology's Role in Restructuring Learning" (19 references and 3 appendices). In the fourth paper, "Restructuring and Technology: Partners in Change," Jane L. David argues that school restructuring and technology implementation require support and encouragement, plus the freedom, knowledge, and time to change (13 references). In the final paper, "How Structural Change Can Speed the Introduction of Technology," Ted Kolderie suggests that uses of technology and structure must change at both the school and school district levels to bring about urgently needed improvements in U.S. schools (13 references). (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Instructional Improvement, Microcomputers, School Restructuring
L.A. Bryant, Center for Technology in Education, Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025 ($10.00; make check payable to Bank Street College).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy, Rochester, NY.; Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.