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ERIC Number: EJ720137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Successful Technology Integration: Critical Themes and Practical Illustrations
Cowan, Charisse; Ennis-Cole, Demetria; Hudson, Johnetta
Teacher Education and Practice, v17 n1 p14-28 Win 2004
In 1990, classroom technologies like the Internet, distance learning environments, and wireless networks were emerging. During that time, the National Center for Effective Schools published a report identifying and describing four general themes associated with high-performing schools. Effective schools, "schools that work," employ the best practices for teaching and learning that utilize technology appropriately. Today, in an increasingly technological era, the federal administration promises an education reform movement in which "No child [will be] left behind" (Bush, 2001). The No Child Left Behind American Education Agenda set by President George W. Bush, stresses that educators use proven strategies that help students achieve. In this study, we review critical themes associated with effective schools and provide examples of successful technology-infused programs. Findings indicate that schools that successfully integrate technology into the curriculum mirror identical themes present in effective schools literature. Successful technology integration is consistent with what we already know about high-performing schools. Effective schools and effective technology-using schools demonstrate: shared responsibility, commitment to high standards, movement forward despite obstacles, and coordinated and coherent program implementation.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001