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

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Technology and Education Reform shows how the introduction of such new instructional technologies as multimedia systems, networks, video, and microcomputers can support and further the efforts of school reform. Based on research by the National Study on Technology and Education Reform—a project of SRI International sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education—along with additional research by the authors, this book provides a framework for linking the instructional uses of new technologies to the teaching and learning goals of school reform, showing how the new roles of students and teachers as envisioned by the education reform movement can be supported by technology.The book provides concrete illustrations of how technology can be used to help both students and teachers to accomplish things they could not do otherwise. Through illustrative examples of successful programs from around the country, the authors reveal the specific kinds of technologies that hold the most promise for increasing student learning. They show how technology can improve teacher training. And they explain what policy makers can do to accommodate the implementation of new technologies.

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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"Most attempts at school restructuring ignore the critical rolethat technology will play in reform. Technology and EducationReform presents the latest thinking about how computers,multimedia, and telecommunications will impact diverse aspects ofeducation, including curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, staffdevelopment, and policy." —Allan Collins, principalscientist, educational technologies department, Bolt, Beranek, andNewman, Inc.
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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

1. Introduction: Using Technology to Advance Educational Goals(Barbara Means).

2. Multimedia Environments for Developing Literacy in At-RiskStudents (The Cognition and Technology Group, VanderbiltUniversity).

3. Computer Networks: Opportunities or Obstacles? (DenisNewman).

4. Integrating Technology with Teacher Preparation (Linda C.Barron, Elizabeth S. Goldman).

5. Using Technology to Support Innovative Assessment (KarenSheingold, John Frederiksen).

6. Evaluating the Effects of Technology in School Reform (JoanL. Herman).

7. Realizing the Promise of Technology: A Policy Perspective(Jane L. David).

8. Tomorrow's Schools: Technology and Reform in Partnership(Barbara Means, Kerry Olson).

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