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ERIC Number: ED421123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 4
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Inclusion and Technology: A Marriage of Convenience for Educational Leaders.
Schulz-Hamsa, Irene
Inclusive education (i.e., the elimination of special education as a separate classroom in isolation from the mainstream of the education process) poses a significant challenge to educational leaders of the 21st century. Leaders of the next generation need to commit teachers to acquiring a repertoire of new teaching practices that weave technology into the curriculum--all within heterogeneous groupings of students. A prevalent issue that emerges for educational leaders in the use of instructional technology concerns access and equity. Cost benefit versus cost efficiency in improving educational outcomes is also a consideration for administrators. Educational leaders must prioritize computer acquisition, installation, and replacement as crucial to the success of an educational organization; they need to focus on the role of the computer in providing vocational skills and in easing the transition from school to work. The vision of inclusion is one in which students, both regular and those with special needs, interact in a technologically-supportive environment. The computer must be personified as a diplomat of public service--a non-threatening purveyor of knowledge that assists educational leaders of the future with the ultimate challenge: the delivery of educational services to academically, behaviorally and culturally diverse students. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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