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ERIC Number: ED437032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
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The New Technology and Educational Reform: Guidelines for School Administrators.
Matthews, Mark; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
This paper presents the results of a literature review on educational methodology reforms. The first section discusses five factors in broad-based school reforms: change theory; organizational theory; state/national politics; local politics/governance; and leadership theory. Five types of reforms for school-wide success are described in the second section, including Success for All, Roots and Wings, Core Knowledge, Accelerated Schools, and Modern Red Schoolhouse. The next section addresses educational facilities and issues for community consideration, including school size and teacher-pupil ratios. Barriers affecting implementations of technology are covered in the fourth section, including lack of training, insufficient funding, reluctance of teachers, and unavailability of software. Advantages of computer-based instruction are summarized in the fifth section. The sixth section covers instructional methodology with technology. It is concluded that many of the ideas for improving teaching and learning are based on the ways that humans have learned throughout history; what is different today is the availability of technologies that make it easier for these ideas to be put into practice on a wide scale. An administrators' guidebook for developing a technology plan is appended, including guidelines for nine planning steps (preplan, organize/set goals, develop a plan, prioritize/establish a timeline, make software/hardware decisions, develop a budget, implement, evaluate, revise), tips for administrators, and an annotated list of World Wide Web sites. (Contains 69 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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