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ERIC Number: EJ823492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8185
Preparing Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children in Classrooms
Pittman, Joyce
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, v2003 n1 p261-287 2003
The national focus on excellence in education is commendable, Leave No Child Behind and the possibilities for classrooms of tomorrow. The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers-Students and developed by the NETS Team-National Educational Technology Standards Writing Team and the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers U.S. Department of Education programs share this vision ( and Today, the focus is on getting schools and teachers ready to teach in new ways that will ensure all children in America have the opportunity to learn with the integration of technology. Not very many teacher educators or teachers would argue with a vision for high quality and developmentally appropriate school programs for young children. However, to reach this goal in the 21st century teacher educators, teachers, and opinion leaders must be clear about the meaning behind the idea of getting schools and teachers ready, knowing technology, changing roles and the relationship to high quality and what constitutes developmentally appropriate education for young children, especially when it comes to technology in early childhood education classrooms. (Contains 3 tables.)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606; Fax: 703-997-8760; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act