ERIC Number: ED532508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Education Reform for the Digital Era
Finn, Chester E., Ed., Jr.; Fairchild, Daniela R., Ed.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Will the digital-learning movement repeat the mistakes of the charter-school movement? How much more successful might today's charter universe look if yesterday's proponents had focused on the policies and practices needed to ensure its quality, freedom, and resources over the long term? What mistakes might have been avoided? Damaging scandals forestalled? Missed opportunities seized? Can we be smarter about taking high-quality online and blended schools to scale--and to educational success? Yes, says this volume, as it addresses such thorny policy issues as quality control, staffing, funding, and governance for the digital sector. In these pages, the authors show how current arrangements need to change--often radically--if instructional technology is to realize its potential. Each chapter contains endnotes.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Quality Control, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Educational Finance, Governance, Educational Policy, School Personnel, Educational Quality, Barriers, Policy Analysis, Costs, Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Innovation, Teacher Education, Unions, Work Environment, Educational Environment, Distance Education, Educational History, Commercialization, Expenditure per Student, Pupil Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; California; Florida; Georgia; Massachusetts; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Utah; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001