ERIC Number: ED432281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Muffled Voices: Teachers' Concerns Regarding Technological Change.
Fisher, Susan C.; Dove, Marianne K.
Successful integration of technology is dependent on the thoughtful plans, strategies, and provisions developed by knowledgeable educators to meet the needs of their students. Advances in technology and its increasing availability in K-12 schools make it incumbent upon administrators and teachers to make use of today's technology-related learning tools. This paper presents teachers' accounts about their efforts and vexations regarding integrating technology into classroom practice. Many teachers feel their voices have not been heard by the organizational culture. The paper gives voice to teachers' concerns regarding issues such as training, arrangements for facilities, security policies, management strategies, and procedures for technical support. Additionally, the paper focuses on pertinent issues and considerations resulting from actual situations experienced by classroom teachers and administrators in their attempts to infuse technology in their schools. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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