ERIC Number: ED386154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers & Technology: Making the Connection. OTA Report Summary.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
The report suggests that, in the process of acquiring hardware and software for students to use, teachers often have been overlooked. To use new technologies well, teachers need more than just access to these resources. They need opportunities to discover what the technologies can do, learn how to operate them, and experiment with ways to best apply them in their classrooms. This report seeks to underscore the connection between teachers and the implementation of technology in schools. Several key findings are examined in this summary: national statistics on computer equipment levels in schools; teacher computer use data; teacher attitudes toward technology; curriculum integration; teacher technology education; federal teacher development programs; and the educational level of focus of governmental support of technology in schools. A discussion on policy options and governmental role includes: "Federal Leadership: Legitimizing, Funding, and Targeting Technology"; "Research, Development, and Dissemination"; "Educating New Teachers, Professional Development, and Teacher Support"; and "School Access to the Emerging Telecommunications Infrastructure." (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.