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ERIC Number: ED391062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Technology: A New Paradigm for Adult Education Administrators.
Ash, Flo; And Others
As part of the Michigan Adult Education Inquiry Project, five adult education practitioners from three metropolitan school districts investigated the application of computer technology in adult education administration. The research focused on finding out how technology can assist administrators in a more efficient performance of their duties. Through a literature search, five management functions were identified: planning, directing, organizing, staffing, and evaluating. Three technology applications were applied to refine and enhance the functions of management: computer-based communications; management information system technology; and desktop applications software. Several barriers to implementation of computer technology were identified, such as lack of technology support from the school district for adult education and expecting teachers to teach new software programs without training or the hardware to run the programs. To be successful, adult education administrators need to support access to and use of information and knowledge tools, be willing to train and retrain themselves and their staff, and find creative ways to solve hardware and software shortages. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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