ERIC Number: EJ925518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Transforming American Education: Revolution or Counter-Revolution?
Waks, Leonard J.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v8 n2 p145-153 2011
This article critiques the report of President Obama's taskforce on educational technology, "Transforming American Education". It calls into question the claims of the authors that the proposed policy is "revolutionary", and then offers a point-by-point comparison between the report's recommendations and those derived from a perspective taking full account of the genuinely revolutionary implications for learning of the new web 2.0 technologies. It concludes that the taskforce proposals constrain rather than facilitate the digital revolution in education. (Contains 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change, Reports, Barriers, Criticism, Educational Principles, Electronic Learning, Internet, Federal Government, Influence of Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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