ERIC Number: ED419515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Elements of a National Strategy To Foster Effective Use of Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education. Testimony.
Glennan, Thomas K., Jr.
Two years ago, RAND published a report entitled "Fostering the Use of Educational Technology: Elements of a National Strategy." The report documented a series of analyses and workshops carried out during 1994 and 1995 and suggested elements of a national strategy that could foster the effective use of technology by the nation's elementary and secondary schools, with a special emphasis on actions that should be taken by the federal government. This testimony briefly reviews the elements of the strategy put forth two years ago with particular emphasis on the potential federal role in this strategy. Following this, is a brief discussion of a proposal that the federal government create a national institution dedicated to documenting and assessing the uses of technology in elementary and secondary education. These six proposed guidelines are discussed: (1) technology as a component of educational reform; (2) building recurring technology costs into school budgets; (3) access to the national information infrastructure; (4) monitoring equality of access to technology in traditionally disadvantaged populations; (5) seeking and using lessons from pioneering school applications; and (6) the federal role. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Guidelines, National Programs, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.