ERIC Number: ED412930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
State Strategies for Incorporating Technology into Education.
With strong backing from the federal government, states and school districts are in the midst of a major push to put technology in the hands of America's teachers and students. Their efforts seek to equip schools and classrooms with computers, educational software, school-based computer networks, and links to both statewide and global information networks. This report examines several major issues that state leaders may want to consider as they develop programs to promote the use of technology in public schools. Information for the report was gleaned from in-depth interviews with state officials who have been involved in formulating and implementing legislation and policies related to educational technology. The following key issues for education technology planners are discussed: providing teacher training; securing ongoing funding; dealing with obsolescence; ensuring equity; measuring the effectiveness of education technology; recognizing the role of the teacher in a technologically equipped classroom; and finding funds for technology. The report describes education technology initiatives in six states: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. With computers and advanced telecommunications technology revolutionizing nearly every aspect of life and work, the question is no longer whether states and local school districts should incorporate technology into teaching and learning, but how they should do so. (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government School Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness, Microcomputers, Obsolescence, Online Systems, Program Development, Public Schools, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Florida; Iowa; North Carolina; Utah; West Virginia