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ERIC Number: ED359933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and the Organization of Schooling. Technical Report No. 28.
Hawkins, Jan
Without a deliberate emphasis on designing and using technology to improve the organization of schooling, even the best learning technologies will have limited long-term impact on our educational system. Research has identified two key conditions of good schooling: students can learn well when they are actively engaged with multiple resources and people, and they can learn well in environments where they are personally well known. Technology can be the key to realizing these conditions. The most powerful way to integrate technologies into the schools is in concert with organizational change. Planning for reform must deliberately consider the contributions of technology to reorganizing schools. Examples drawn from the Dalton School (New York City), the Charlotte Middle School in Rochester (New York), and the Brooklyn Technical High School (New York City) illustrate the effective use of technology in schools to broaden resources open to both teachers and students. Reorganizing schools for thoughtfulness is neither short term nor simple. The process is enhanced by using technology as a resource for school reorganization. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.