Your Summer Reading List: The Process of Change in a School System
by Dr. Rob Reilly
The process of technology integration into the curriculum and into school systems themselves is a systematic process. It involves a number of aspects (e.g., policy formulation, cultural issues, budgetary considerations, etc.). I thought that I'd use my August column in a different way. Instead of using my column for my opinion, I thought that I'd 'assign' a Reading List to all of you! I'll make the Reading List clickable so that you can stay here at Teachers.Net and do your work.
I have selected 4 articles for you to delve into (none of them is written by me either).
- David Thronburg, (1999), Technology in K-12 Education: Envisioning a New Future
- Jan Hawkins, Bob Spielvogel and Erica Marks-Panush, (1996), National Study Tour of District Technology: Summary Report
- Han-cha Chang, et al., (1998), The Union City Story: Education Reform and Technology Center for Children and Technology.
- Judith Davidson Wasser, (1998), Technology Infusion: A Systemic Proposition, TERC.
Good luck with these articles. They are seminal pieces written by leaders in the process of systematic change in school systems.
About Dr. Rob Reilly...
Dr. Rob Reilly is the computer education teacher at the Lanesborough Elementary School in Lanesborough, Massachusetts USA. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is conducting NSF funded research in the area of affective computing, emotions and learning. He has been a Visiting Scientist at MIT's Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts' Office of Information Technologies, and a Teaching Associate, at the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org His Web site is: http://www.media.mit.
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