ERIC Number: ED430536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-25
Preparing Our Young People for a Changing World: Policymakers, Business Leaders and the Public Speak out on the Role of Education Technology in America's Classrooms. The Second Annual Milken Exchange on Education Technology Public Opinion Survey.
Milken Exchange on Education Technology, Santa Monica, CA.
This research, based on nationwide telephone surveys of voters, state legislators and legislative staff, and high-level business executives, addressed the priority that respondents place on computers/technology in public education, the perceived benefits--and drawbacks--of computers in public education, and the expectations that respondents have about the effectiveness of computers in the public schools. The following key findings are discussed: (1) voters are committed to assuring that schools are properly equipped with computers and technology; (2) voters strongly believe that computers can play an important role in improving the quality of public education; (3) legislators do not perceive the same pressing need for funding computers in education as do either the public or business leaders; (4) voters concerns about uses of computers in education focus on the lack of adequate funding, rather than on questions about their effectiveness as an educational tool; (5) voters support funding these efforts despite the absence of concrete proof of their effectiveness; and (6) business leaders voice the strongest support for investments in learning technology, based on the belief that the increased use of computers and technology in classrooms will improve the quality of their workforce. Twelve figures illustrate results. Survey questionnaires with tabulation of responses are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Government Role, Information Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Legislators, National Surveys, Public Education, Public Opinion, Public Schools, Questionnaires, State Government, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milken Exchange on Education Technology, Santa Monica, CA.