ERIC Number: ED421083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Authentic Approaches To Encourage Technology-Using Teachers.
Luke, Nancy; Moore, Joi L.; Sawyer, Salley B.
For technology to be integrated into K-12 classroom practice, teacher learning of the technology must occur at the preservice and inservice levels. Three suggested approaches to encourage technology learning and subsequent use by preservice and inservice teachers are: (1) finding the self in the technology (preservice teacher education); (2) "if you build it they will come"--involving teachers in the development of technology tools to encourage use (inservice training); and (3) helping future practitioners toward a vision of themselves as technology-using teachers (the bridge between preservice and inservice). The ideas that fall under these three approaches are suggestive only; teacher educators must decide what activities and approaches are appropriate in their particular settings. It is especially important to continue the dialogue concerning innovative and effective approaches to technology education for preservice teachers. As future teachers feel prepared to teach in a technology-infused classroom, they will help their students interact successfully in a technology-infused society both inside and outside the K-12 classroom. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.