ERIC Number: ED344584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Technology in the Classroom. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology and National Security of the Joint Economic Committee and Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Congress of the United States, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The purpose of this hearing was to provide insight into the role of the Federal Government in supporting the development and implementation of the educational technology structure that is needed by elementary and secondary schools. It is argued that what is needed is a broad-based policy agreement about the role that educational technology can play in enhancing student achievement and curriculum development, changing the face of instruction in the classroom, and addressing the challenges of education in the 90s. A brief opening statement by Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and National Security, is followed by statements and, in some cases, submissions for the record, by the following witnesses: (1) Shelly Weinstein, President EDSAT Institute; (2) Jack D. Foster, Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Humanities, Kentucky (statement and report, "Analysis of a Proposal for an Education Satellite"); (3) Donald Ledwig, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (statement and report, "1991 Study of School Uses of Television Video"); (4) Henry J. Cauthen, America's Public Television Stations and South Carolina Educational Television Network; (5) Dennis D. Gooler, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; (6) Daniel Schultz, Michigan Department of Education (statement and article, "An Inquiry-Centered Classroom of the Future"); (7) Cecilia Lenk, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications (statement and report "Reach for the Stars"); (8) Sally M. Johnstone, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (statement and article, "Research on Telecommunicated Learning: Past, Present and Future"); (9) Gregory J. Liptak, Mind Extension University; and (10) Gary N. Vance, Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (SERC) on Technology in the Classroom. An opening statement by Strom Thurmond, member of the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities, is also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Hearings, Information Networks, Local Area Networks, Policy Formation, Telecommunications
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.