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ERIC Number: ED527018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-16
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers in the Age of Digital Instruction. Creating Sound Policy for Digital Learning. A Working Paper Series from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Hassel, Bryan C.; Hassel, Emily Ayscue
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
As digital tools proliferate and improve, solid instruction in the basics will eventually become "flat"--available anywhere globally--and the elements of excellent teaching that are most difficult for technology to replace will increasingly differentiate student outcomes. As a result, teacher effectiveness may matter even more than it does today, as the selectivity and prevalence of the teachers-in-charge who will leverage technology--and be leveraged by it--will be the distinguisher of learning outcomes among schools and nations. But in order to allow for such a drastic reshaping of the education system in the U.S., myriad policies affecting teachers--from professional development to compensation--will need to be revamped. This paper outlines how. (Contains 46 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Identifiers - Location: California; New York; South Korea