ERIC Number: ED434408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Integrating Technology in the High School. Breaking Ranks: Making It Happen.
Webb, L. Dean
This booklet is part of a series that was designed to serve as a resource for high school leaders. It focuses on the integration of technology in the high school and contains practical strategies, procedures, and ideas to enable school leaders to plan and implement programs that will help students. It highlights the findings in the National Association of Secondary School Principals' publication "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution." The text expands on the idea that high schools can enrich and expand virtually every activity, operation, and course by using computers and other technologies. It focuses on technology education and the need to distinguish between instruction about technology and the use of technology to teach skills, ideas, or concepts that may have no relationship to technology. It also describes technology performance standards and competencies for students, providing a listing of competencies that were adopted by one school district. Some challenges to technology integration in the high school, such as the lack of resources, the time needed to train teachers, and the need for technical support are also covered. The principal's role in technology and his or her oversight of funding, technical support, the technology plan, and assessment are outlined. (Contains 12 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: For others in the series, see EA 030 073, EA 030 075 and EA 030 077.