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ERIC Number: ED453818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-14
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Is Policy Important? Technology Policy and Its Practices in K-12 Education in Canada.
Lewis, Brian; Smith, Richard; Jenson, Jennifer
This paper examines the implementation of computer technologies in schools across Canada, focusing on the problem of managing change. The first section discusses what policy is and how policy is made in a global age. The second section addresses policy convergence, i.e., new, harmonized policy alignments brought on by the communications revolution, and the global economic changes in which it is occurring. The third section describes some of the key initiatives in Canada, including federally funded programs, as well as programs in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. The conclusion proposes the following four recommendations for progressive policy development: the articulation of a plan or coordinating vision; the development of transparent policy processes; a value-added approach to technological implementation that relies on research rather than hype; and a reward system acknowledging experimentation and innovation. (Contains 25 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada