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Relevant Differences between Systemic Restructuring and Systematic Innovation: A Rejoinder to Carr and Reigeluth
Teaching Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (1994) pp. 161–64
The authors of a paper on educational restructuring and information technology in education respond to a review of their paper. The first section examines the need for information technology in schools, noting the widespread difficulties in...
Teaching Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (1992) pp. 29–34
The article examines the role of educational leaders in implementing the use of computers in education. After discussing whether leadership for the integration of information technology is desirable, the paper suggests a versatile, continuous, well...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 53, No. 2 (2005) pp. 41–66
In this article, we explore the potential of the computer to support curriculum materials development within the context of secondary level science and mathematics education in southern Africa. During the four-year course of the study, a computer...
Inquiry-based integrative practical activities in China: A professional development arrangement for supporting teachers’ enactment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2738–2745
This study explores the effects of a professional development arrangement in which curriculum materials are embedded. The professional development arrangement is aimed at supporting teachers’ enacting integrative practical activities (IPA) to...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 55, No. 3 (June 2007) pp. 275–295
The CASCADE-MUCH system was designed to help teacher-designers in Shanghai, China with the development of instructional scenarios for multimedia curricula. After four rounds of prototyping, a summative evaluation was carried out to assess...
Science Teacher Learning of MBL-Supported Student-Centered Science Education in the Context of Secondary Education in Tanzania
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 18, No. 5 (October 2009) pp. 429–438
Science teachers from secondary schools in Tanzania were offered an in-service arrangement to prepare them for the integration of technology in a student-centered approach to science teaching. The in-service arrangement consisted of workshops in...
This discussion of the integration of computers into the curriculum begins by reviewing the results of several surveys conducted in the Netherlands and the United States which provide insight into the problems encountered by schools and teachers...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 32, No. 2 (March 2012) pp. 241–251
All over the world, international development organizations try to increase professional capacity of local staff. These attempts are thought to fail because of financial constraints, but this is just part of the story. Professional development and...