ERIC Number: ED355207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Technology, Teachers, Educational Reform: Implications for Teacher Preparation.
Sudzina, Mary R.
This paper has three focuses: it summarizes the overall trends and issues in educational computing research; it assesses the problems and promise of educational technology in plans for school restructuring and reform; and it draws implications from these perspectives for teacher education. The research review is organized into four categories: trends and issues in educational computing, computers' inability to function as a panacea for troubled schools, teacher attitudes and beliefs, and restructuring schools and technology. Examination of the literature suggests that: (1) computers cannot replace good teaching; (2) no clear-cut conclusions about the impact of computer use in the classroom can be drawn; (3) teachers are critically important in classroom computer use; (4) teachers' traditional beliefs may inhibit them from taking instructional risks and implementing technological innovations; (5) computers can be an important component of an active learning environment; (6) educational technology can be a change agent and catalyst for school restructuring; and (7) teaching is generally complicated through the use of technology in the classroom. The paper concludes that both inservice and preservice education should place technology near the center of learning and curricular improvements. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Los Angeles, CA, February 13-17, 1993).