A Technology Infrastructure for Teacher Education
James M. Laffey, Dale Musser, John Wedman, University of Missouri -Columbia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Today’s colleges of education and systems of teacher development do not adequately prepare teachers to use technol ogy in their teaching or in their own professional development. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA, 1995) reported on technology in teacher education and noted significant limitations: 1) faculty do not model the technology, 2) students learn about technology, not with it, 3) field experiences are not designed to model the use of technology, and 4) technology is isolated from the main curriculum and pedagogy of teacher education. The OTA report identified some promising new approaches being used in a few teacher education programs, but new models of preparing teachers for learning and teaching in an age of technology need to be developed.
Laffey, J.M., Musser, D. & Wedman, J. (1998). A Technology Infrastructure for Teacher Education. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 77-81). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).