Technology & Education Reform: The Reality Behind the Promise / Edition 1

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"Most attempts at school restructuring ignore the critical role that technology will play in reform. Technology and Education Reform presents the latest thinking about how computers, multimedia, and telecommunications will impact diverse aspects of education, including curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, staff development, and policy." —Allan Collins, principal scientist, educational technologies deparments, Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc.

This book shows how the introduction of new instructional technologies can support and further the efforts of school reform. It provides concrete illustrations from successful programs around the country, and looks at the technologies which hold the most promise for increasing student learning. Approx.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555426255
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/25/1994
  • Series: Education
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA MEANS leads the Learning and Technology Program at SRI International, where she is also executive director of the Health and Social Policy Division.

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Table of Contents

The Editor
The Contributors
1 Introduction: Using Technology to Advance Educational Goals 1
2 Multimedia Environments for Developing Literacy in At-Risk Students 23
3 Computer Networks: Opportunities or Obstacles? 57
4 Integrating Technology with Teacher Preparation 81
5 Using Technology to Support Innovative Assessment 111
6 Evaluating the Effects of Technology in School Reform 133
7 Realizing the Promise of Technology: A Policy Perspective 169
8 Tomorrow's Schools: Technology and Reform in Partnership 191
Name Index 223
Subject Index 228
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