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ERIC Number: ED389723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
On the Road toward Educational Technology Use: Second Year Research Findings from California's Model Technology Schools.
Stecher, Brian
A study was undertaken to summarize the results of the first 2 years of the Model Technology Schools (MTS) program in California. Research and evaluation reported from the five MTS schools were analyzed to provide information about basic questions. MTS projects involved the use of technology in instruction, administration, and school-community involvement. Five sites were selected to receive MTS funding in 1987-88. These projects focused on their original goals despite delays in obtaining program materials, and they conducted staff development activities as expected. There was clear evidence that MTS projects had impacts on instruction and curriculum, and there were clear indications of positive student changes in each of the MTS projects. A number of factors were identified that affected the implementation of the MTS projects, and the key areas of central philosophy, staff development emphasis, and the role of technology were highlighted as essential to successful implementation. Activities related to the defined statewide goals were being carried out at all project sites, although it was too early to draw conclusions about project effectiveness. Some recommendations are made for program continuation and educational policy. Two appendixes present a report on the MTS projects and a framework for reporting results. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: California