ERIC Number: ED354866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships for Change. Research.
David, Jane L.
Based on visits to four Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) sites in the spring of 1990 and interviews with Apple ACOT staff, this paper represents the first round of a 3-year study for Apple Computer, Inc., about the role of ACOT in educational restructuring. An overview of the ACOT project is presented, and the evolution and structure of ACOT partnerships are addressed. Findings from the research related to the cultivation of a collaborative partnership are then discussed, including a new definition of access to technology; changing classroom practices; classrooms and the school culture; research and development in school systems; and tensions between business and education. The concluding section considers implications for business-education partnerships. (Contains 6 references.) (ALF)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, School Restructuring
Apple Computer, Inc., Learning Technologies Group, 20525 Mariani Ave., MS: 301-3E, Cupertino, CA 95014 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.