ERIC Number: EJ918075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Role of Technology and Computer-Based Instruction in a Disadvantaged Alternative School's Culture of Learning
Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R.
Computers in the Schools, v28 n1 p39-55 2011
New approaches to instruction are increasingly being advocated to meet the needs of diverse learners. Educational researchers have identified the further development and application of computer-based instruction technologies for managing differentiated learning for all students as essential for shifting to a learner-centered paradigm of instruction in future schools. This study examines how a disadvantaged alternative high school implemented technology use and computer-based instruction to support a learner-centered culture of learning. Based on findings, the study looks for implications and future directions to better support learner-centered instruction for diverse students.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Learner Controlled Instruction, School Culture, High School Students, At Risk Students, Ethnography, Urban Schools, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A