ERIC Number: ED452832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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A Lesson from Richard Nixon: Observations about Technology Policy and Practice in Education.
This paper addresses the lack of total honesty in communicating about technology in schools. A recent series of meetings in which state delegations focused on technology and discussed ways to collect and use information for decision making is described, in order to set the context for the paper. The discussion then focuses on the following assumptions about the use of technology for teaching and learning: (1) access equals use; (2) technology is actually used in schools in substantive ways; (3) teachers want to (or should) use computers to teach, but they have not learned how; (4) computers are used in ways that can improve students' scores on standardized tests; and (5) learning from (and about) technology occurs only in school. The conclusion stresses the importance of honest communication about technology in schools. An author biography is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Technology Integration
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/rockman_paper. html. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/white_papers.h tml.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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