ERIC Number: ED411362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Schools with Technology. Research Brief #10.
This research brief examines the potential of technology to further the goals of restructuring U.S. schools. Strategies are presented for restructuring schools with technology. Although restructuring means different things to different people, the restructuring movement has generally focused on reorganizing school processes, taking a constructivist and cognitive view of learning, and moving toward a well-integrated use of technology in the schools. Technology by itself cannot restructure schools, but it has an essential role to play in boosting educational productivity. A strategy for introducing technology in the schools could be based on principles of: (1) planning; (2) curriculum; (3) instruction; (4) access to computers; (5) teacher support; (6) effectiveness; (7) connectivity; and (8) phasing in the activities. Two specific models for the use of educational technology are the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow program and the Integrated Technology Classroom of the Bellevue School District (Washington). Several other applications, including some in urban schools, are described, using data from the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium files. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, Richmond, VA.