ERIC Number: ED460675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-29
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Technology and Education: An Investment in Equity and Excellence. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley (Washington, DC, July 29, 1998).
Riley, Richard W.
This paper contains the transcript of the speech of United States Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley delivered at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. on July 29, 1998. The focus of the speech was the promise and possibilities of technology in education. Discussion includes the following: the "digital divide" in technology use between those who have access to computers and the Internet and those who do not; the ability of technology to be an equalizer of educational opportunity; outlook for jobs requiring computer skills; examples of technology-based classroom instruction; benefits of technology for teachers, students, and overall academic achievement and motivation; use of computers for at-risk students; the E-Rate, or Education Rate, the Clinton Administration's initiative to provide affordable telecommunications access to all schools; the Telecommunications Act of 1996; the Universal Service program and increased telephone service charges; opposition to the E-Rate; resources on the Department of Education's Web site; and the need for teachers to be technologically literate. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Internet, Public Policy, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/980729.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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