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Educators today are challenged with building a communications system that promotes educational values while at the same time teaching children to cope with a chaotic information environment. This report examines how educators are grappling with the difficult interplay of technological change and educational values. It begins by reviewing the potential for technology-driven education reform. The second section outlines an agenda for building the human infrastructure of the Information Age by addressing such issues as content, curriculum reform, professional development, assessment, equity and community involvement. The third section describes some of the activities of major institutional players in the educational technology arena. In the fourth section, it discusses how the success or failure of the effort to reform schools ultimately will be decided not in Washington, D.C., corporate board rooms, or state capitals, but in individual communities all over the United States. The report concludes by listing resources for further study of this complex issue, including the materials and schools cited. (Author/AEF)

Descriptors: Community Involvement, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Professional Development, Technological Advancement

Autor: Conte, Christopher


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