ERIC Number: ED424989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Families, Technology, & Education Conference (Chicago, IL, October 30-November 1, 1997).
Robertson, Anne S., Ed.
The Families, Technology, and Education Conference was held in late 1997, when computer technology and the Internet were raising concerns as well as presenting new opportunities for parents. The conference papers in this collection are organized into six sections. Papers in the General Sessions section are: (1) "Reading the President's Technology Literacy Challenge: What's Next?" (Roberts); (2) "Equity and Young Children as Learners" (Bowman); (3) "Families, Education, and the Technological Age" (Somerville); and (4) "People Make Dreams Come True, and Technology Expands the Possibilities: An Educational Journal across the United States" (Blondin family). Some of the papers in the Applications section include: (1) "'Learn & Live': A Documentary Film from The George Lucas Education Foundation" (Patty Burness); (2) "Making the MOST of Out-of-School Time: Technology's Role in Collaboration" (Coltin and McGuire); (3) "Child Care Consumer Education on the Internet" (Goldstein); and (4) "Military Teens on the Move: An Internet Resource for Military Youth Facing Relocation" (Wright and others). Some of the papers in the Equity section include: (1) "Dual-Use Technology: A Total Community Resource" (Degnan and Jacobs); (2) "Families, Equity, and Technology: 'The 81 Percent Solution' Revisited" (Komoski); (3) "NeighborhoodLink: A Community Network for Cleveland's Inner City" (M.E. Simon); and (4) "Buying into the Computer Age: A Look at Hispanic Families" (Wilhelm). Some of the papers in the Exceptionality section include: (1) "College Planning for Gifted Students" (Berger); and (2) "Comprehensive Monitoring of a Student's Activities" (Rubovits and Mulberry). Papers in the Internet section include: (1) "Early Adolescent Social Networks and Computer Use" (Orleans & Laney); (2) "Using Internet Resources to Strengthen Community Programs and Collaborations for Children, Youth, and Families at Risk" (Swanson and others); and (3) "Moral Development in the Information Age" (Willard). Some of the papers in the Links section include: (1) "Applications of Technology to Linking Schools, Families, and Students" (Bauch); (2) "The Family-School Connection and Technology" (Blanchard); (3) "Using Technology To Link Families and Schools to Research-Based Information" (Osher and Snow); and (5) "Using Technology to Develop Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (B.S. Simon and others). (LPP)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Child Rearing, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Gifted, Home Schooling, Internet, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Safety, Special Education, Technology, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.; American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.