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Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009
This paper describes a project that underscores the critical role of this nation's museums and libraries in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. Recognizing that every individual requires these…
Descriptors: Library Role, Museums, Program Effectiveness, Public Libraries
Gura, Mark; Percy, Bernard – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Despite significant investment of funds, time, and effort in bringing computers, the Internet, and related technologies into the classrooms, educators have turned their back on these new power tools of the intellect. School is the last remaining institution to keep 21st Century technology at arms distance. How can technology be used to enrich and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Change, Technology Integration
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2005
"The Achiever" is published semi-monthly during the school year for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Study Yields First-Ever Data on K-12 Distance Education"; (2) "Putting Its Mark…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Educational Assessment
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2005
"The Achiever" is published semi-monthly during the school year for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "New Policy that Helps States Better Assist Students with Disabilities"; (2) "The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Technology, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
Heine, Cindy – 2002
This annual report is intended to assist parents and citizens to stay informed on the educational reforms in Kentucky schools and serves as a reference source for information concerning specific programs or areas of interest in Kentucky schools. Specific updates addressed in the report include the following: (1) assessment and school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Technology
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). – 2001
What will schools look like in the future? What big trends are most influential in shaping education and how might these unfold in coming years? What policy questions need to be tackled today for desirable pathways into the future to become more likely? Four chapters in part 1 address these questions. Chapter 1 examines the "driving forces" in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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Boswell, Jacquelyn – Music Educators Journal, 1992
Contends that music education for adult learners is an important educational trend. Discusses the special needs and concerns of adult learners. Recommends approaches to setting up adult music learning centers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Creative Activities, Developmental Stages, Educational Change
November, Alan – Classroom Computer Learning, 1990
Described are two programs that used innovative ideas to raise funds for implementing new instructional technology. Setting up a nonprofit, school-based foundation is discussed as a method that can help provide relief for funding problems. (CW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Targowski, Andrew S. – 1996
A new world has arrived in which computer and communications technologies will transform the national and global economies into information-driven economies. This is triggering the Information Revolution, which will have political and societal impacts every bit as profound as those of the Industrial Revolution. The 21st century is viewed as one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Hyjek, Phil; Gilbert, Allen; Graham, Christine; Marsters, David; Reposa, Judi; Romond, Bill; Soule, Chuck; Tuscany, Bonnie. – 1998
This guide on technology gives parents and community members an understanding of how information technology is an essential part of children's education in Vermont's schools. The first section provides an overview of technology, including: using technology to collect, share, and analyze information in ways that were impossible ten years ago:…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Involvement, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Behrmann, June, Ed.; And Others – Marketplace, 1991
This document consists of seven newsletter issues containing the 3 year period 1989-1991. Major articles during this period have the following titles: "Special Educators Probe Promises and Pitfalls of Multimedia Today"; "NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Developed Technology for Students with Disabilities";…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Demography, Disabilities, Educational Technology
Barth, Patte; Mitchell, Ruth – 1992
Based on principles of the Council for Basic Education, this book outlines a curriculum and pedagogy for an elementary school which would prepare children for national fourth grade examinations. The book is divided into six sections. The first section examines the background of elementary school students in the 1990s and presents ways for schools…
Descriptors: Art Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Community Coll. System. – 1989
The Commission to Study the Future of Community Colleges in Kentucky was established in 1988 to review the accomplishments of the Kentucky Community College System (KCCS) and to provide direction for the KCCS towards the year 2000. Developed as part of a collection of reports on the KCCS for use by the Commission in its work, this report provides…
Descriptors: Budgets, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Equipment
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, KY. – 1991
Intended for parents and community members, this pamphlet summarizes provisions of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 (KERA), outlines specific school improvement developments to watch for during 1991-92, and provides concrete suggestions for facilitating the process and obtaining further information. The updates are grouped according to…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Kavanagh, Robert N.; Pokraka, Edward S. – 1990
This report is intended to serve as a focus for developing a commitment for continuing investment in computer support for education, research, and administration at the University of Saskatchewan. Based on the assumption that effective utilization of computers, computer networks, and other telecommunications technology is essential to the…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Administration
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