ERIC Number: ED443152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Sustaining Educational Technology: Funding Challenges and Opportunities for Policymakers. Policy Issues. Issue 4.
Vincent, Phil; Kaberon, Rachel
Financial support for implementing technology in the public schools has come from a wide spectrum of sources. How much is being spent, where the funds come from, and whether funding will be sustained ultimately determine the degree to which students will be participants in an increasingly technology-driven society. This edition highlights the pros and cons associated with financing technology through typical and uncommon means, drawing attention to initiatives where policymakers might take an active role. The issue includes examples of how states and districts have maximized savings and funded educational technology, the benefits and pitfalls in designing flexible budgets to support technology infrastructures via comprehensive school improvement initiatives, and the increasing need for budgeted, ongoing staff development for teachers and administrators integrating technology into their curricula. This issue lists fundraising and cost-saving possibilities to fund educational technology, restructuring budgets to support technology funding, and common challenges to funding efforts, such as the antitax sentiment, and lack of teacher proficiency with computers. (DFR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.