ERIC Number: ED430556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Equity Gap in Technology Access and Use: A Practical Guide for K-12 Educators.
This guide provides information on how to provide equitable technology education. The first section, "Identifying Inequities in Technology," presents inequities in access, in type of use and in the curriculum. The second section, "Finding Solutions," describes a planning process to help educators tap the commitment to equity of individuals in the school or district, discusses how to address equity in a school plan, and emphasizes the need to collect information on computer laboratory usage and course enrollments. It also includes strategies for addressing inequities based in the author's review of the literature. The following section "Using Additional Resources" includes information on adaptive technology, funding, assessment of materials and programs, mentors, online equity sites, and technology mini-grants. The guide concludes with a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and checklists and data collection forms for easy duplication. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.; Northwest Educational Technology Consortium, Portland, OR.