ERIC Number: ED395703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Automation Manual.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.; Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
The task for the National Data Management Project is to share technological capabilities with the Head Start Community in order to implement improved services for children and families involved in Head Start. Many Head Start programs have incorporated technology into their programs, including word processing, database management systems, telecommunications, and the National Head Start Bulletin Board System (NHS-BBS). This manual provides information on the capabilities of these technologies to assist Head Start programs as they use computer technology to manage programs, write grants, communicate, and introduce computers to the children in their programs. The chapters in the manual are: (1) "Head Start Computer Software Guide," comparing nine Head Start-specific software packages on a matrix using Head Start requirements; (2) "High(er) Technology for Head Start"; (3) "Fund-Accounting Software Review," reviewing three fund-accounting software systems; (4) "Planning for Automation"; (5) "An Accounting Software Buyer's Guide"; (6) "The Role of the Head Start Director," describing leadership skills necessary to implement computerization; and (7) "Using Computers in Head Start Classrooms," including information on software selection. Most of the chapters contain references. (BGC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Automation, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Computers, Electronic Mail, Information Dissemination, Preschool Education, Purchasing, Technological Advancement, Technology, Technology Education, Training, Word Processing
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.; Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.