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ERIC Number: ED447808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891677-07-1
Patterns of Promise.
Harris, Larry A.
This book describes exemplary uses of technology in several schools in the Southeastern United States. Educators throughout the region were invited to nominate programs that demonstrate effective uses of technology for instruction. A panel of experts chose the 12 most outstanding examples. The descriptions provide contact information and, if applicable, Web addresses for the programs. Chapter 1, "The Project Approach to Integrated Learning," describes five programs that take a project approach to learning. Chapter 2, "Professional Development Programs," discusses four programs designed to increase teacher competence with technology. Chapter 3, "Programs of Systemic Change," describes three examples of systemic change that are broad in nature and offer a new paradigm for schooling. The final chapter, "Patterns of Promise in the Use of Technology," extracts "patterns of promise," a series of generalizations about programs that could have implications for educators in other locations. Also included in Chapter 4 are appendices containing selection criteria for choosing the examples and one school's technology portfolio, as well as notes and a bibliography of 46 sources. (Contains 46 references.) (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.; Southeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium, Charleston, WV.