ERIC Number: ED342518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-20
A Partnership in Laserdisc Learning. TVA Coalfield Rural Education Demonstration Project.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
This report describes the role of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in providing programs to upgrade literacy, improve basic education, and enhance job skills. TVA, in cooperation with local, state, and national educational agencies, has developed the TVA region into an education incubation center that tests and evaluates new innovative educational processes and technologies to prepare for the 21st century school. Emphasis is placed on programs for dropout and at-risk students, the adopt-a-school initiative, improvement in subject comprehension, vocational training, instructional technologies, advanced course offerings, adult education, career awareness, and teacher and administrator training. Demonstrations, prototype models, and research are disseminated through TVA's national and state educational organizational networks. The report describes programs located across Tennessee and neighboring states using the technologies of interactive laser disc, computer-aided instruction, and telecommunications. It also includes descriptions of programs in the areas of: (1) school-based education reform; (2) diagnostic prescriptive instruction; (3) vocational education; (4) career awareness; and (5) instructional effectiveness. A breakdown of technical assistance and information requests presents the number of requests by topic for 1990. Attached are five laser-printed summary sheets describing the programs. (KS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Attendance, Career Awareness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Demonstration Programs, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Optical Disks, Rural Education, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.