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PT3 and the Deans' Grants: Some Important Differences

Computers in the Schools Volume 23, Number 3, ISSN 0738-0569


PT3 and the Deans' Grants of the 1980s have much in common. Both were intended to stimulate the infusion of new material into general teacher education courses. PT3 was aimed at furthering the integration of technology in teacher education, while the Deans' Grants attempted to infuse knowledge and skills related to teaching students with disabilities. The Deans' Grants succeeded in the short term, but failed in the long term, since many general teacher education instructors gradually removed material about disabilities from their course syllabi once the Deans' Grants concluded. PT3 is unlikely to suffer the same long-term fate, due to the seductive nature of technology, which tends to make interest in it self-sustaining.


Maddux, C.D. (2007). PT3 and the Deans' Grants: Some Important Differences. Computers in the Schools, 23(3), 151-155. Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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