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Educational Technology

1977 Volume 17, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. An Assessment of the Prospects for Widespread School Improvement

    Sanford Temkin

    The basic thesis presented here is that school districts can improve the effectiveness of their educational programs without sustaining long-term increases in their operational costs. Six... More

    pp. 7-12

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  2. Implementing Cost-Effective Educational Technology: Some Reflections

    Charles Blaschke & John Sweeney

    An attempt is made to identify many of the conceptual, institutional, political and other barriers which impede the cost-effective application of educational technology in public schools. Two... More

    pp. 13-18

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  3. Matrix Management in Education: Breaking Down School Bureaucracy

    Fenwick W. English

    Advocates the use of matrix management to make school districts more flexible and creative in response to non-routine problems. (BD) More

    pp. 19-26

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  4. Updating the Little Red Schoolhouse: Toward Developing a Pilot Model of Capital-Intensive Education to Promote Individualized Instruction and Stabilize Educational Costs

    Austin D. Swanson & Edward J. Willett

    A plan for a demonstration school is outlined. The design calls for a reallocation of capital and labor resulting in the heavy use of instructional technology and differentiated staffing.... More

    pp. 27-33

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  5. Innovation and Educational Finance

    Sam D. Sieber

    The relationship between the cost of an innovation and the extent of its adoption is a complex one. Worthwhile innovations need not be prohibitively expensive. (BD) More

    pp. 34-38

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  6. Interactive Individualization: An Intermediate Instructional Technology

    Sivasailam Thiagarajan

    Human tutors can effectively individualize instruction. Peers, parents, and paraprofessionals can be used to provide immediate feedback to learners more effectively than programed instruction. (BD) More

    pp. 39-44

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  7. The 'Problem' of the Schools

    Francis Mechner

    What is the best way to produce adults who have certain characteristics? Educational goals can be broken down into behavioral components, and the most propitious developmental stage for the... More

    pp. 45-47

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  8. Managing Scarce Educational Resources

    Thomas E. Morgan & J Boyd Scelera

    Planning is the key to maximum usage of resources by public school systems. Long range and intermediate goals must be identified. Priorities must be assigned to programs, and program budgeting... More

    pp. 47-49

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  9. The Role of the Responsible Leader in Developing Better Schools for Less Money through Adequate Research Designs

    Howard P. Alvir

    Describes evaluation from six viewpoints as: measurement, professional judgment, objective performance rating, evolution, public opinion, and tax dollars. (BD) More

    pp. 50-54

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  10. Mastering Change in Education: Understanding the Anxieties Created by Change

    Margaret S. Dwyer

    Typical anxieties about undertaking change are described. Seven guidelines for dealing with such fears are given. (BD) More

    pp. 54-56

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