NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED425842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education in a Technological Age.
Rothenberg, Dianne
This keynote address discusses far-reaching effects of technology on the education of young children. The speech contains a brief description of the course technological advancements have taken, the way technology has been integrated into daily life, and prevalent education-related uses of the Internet. New technologies are important for early childhood educators. Utilizing the example of the ERIC Clearinghouse, arguments are presented stressing the importance of new information technology including information access, representation, and professionalization of the field of early childhood education. Issues of misuse and lack of privacy are also presented. The paper then addresses what early childhood educators gain and lose in the new information society. Using as an example the National Parent Information Network and its attempts to address issues of parental isolation from salient information, families and their exeriences in the technological world are described along with what families can gain and lose in the new technological age. The speech concludes by noting that technology fosters changes that must be acknowledged, understood, and addressed. (SD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A