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Research in Planning and Practice for Technology in Texas


This report describes the development of a long-range plan by the Texas State Board of Education for the educational use of technology in Texas schools. The first of four sections of the paper reviews selected research on the effectiveness of technology in grades K-12. The topics addressed are basic skills acquisition; higher-order skills attainment; special education; distance learning; and costs and benefits (the last is deliberately excluded from the long-range plan for technology). The second section presents an overview of economic and educational needs for technology in the state, and discusses the issues of quality, equity, and accountability. The third part suggests research strategies for use in planning for technology, e.g., a review of the research literature on the effectiveness of computer-based and distance learning, or an analysis of statistics on the educational needs in the state that can be at least partially met with the integration of technology. The final section summarizes and describes the status of the State Board of Education's long-range plan for technology for 1988-2000. Topics discussed include: (1) principles of education and technology that have derived from both the content and the ambiguity of the research on effectiveness and needs; (2) key actions proposed for the state and for regional educational service centers; (3) cumulative outcomes expected by the year 2000; (4) the amount appropriated to facilitate implementation of the plan during the first biennium; and (5) the status of the plan as of March 1989. (34 references) (CGD)


Levinson, C.Y. Research in Planning and Practice for Technology in Texas. Retrieved September 21, 2019 from .

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