ERIC Number: ED366333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Technology Advisory Council: A Vehicle for Improving Our Schools.
Austin, Tackett; And Others
This book is designed to help a Technology Advisory Council (TAC) get a start at helping children obtain a better education--an education that prepares them for adulthood in an information age society. The advisory council is a representative group of stakeholders, i.e., the people who are affected by decisions and those involved in implementing the decisions. This book provides a sense of direction for some things that a TAC might do once it is started. The book is divided into 10 chapters: (1) The Electronic Classroom; (2) Overview of Computers in Education; (3) Building a Technology Advisory Council; (4) The Strategic Planning Process; (5) Gathering Baseline Data; (6) Megatrends: Computers in Education; (7) Current and Future Technology; (8) Goals for Computer Technology in Education; (9) Staff Development as a Change Agent; and (10) Final Remarks. The appendices include letters which provide background information to stakeholders; a number of funding sources that can help a school increase its uses of technology; a network of contact people, places, and projects; an annotated list of some fundamental readings; and a list of videos that can help TAC members and others learn about educational uses of computers. A glossary of key terms is included. (TMK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Glossaries, Grants, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Technology Planning, Videotape Recordings
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.