What Does it Take to Integrate Technology into the Culture of a Preservice Teacher Education Program?
Gretchen Johnson, City College of New York, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
For the last two years the Childhood Education Program has been participating in a PT3 grant program to integrate technology into courses of study. The student population of the program is diverse with almost half of majors born outside of the U.S. Candidates work in New York City schools which often have unreliable Internet access and few supports for technology development. The faculty opted for an across-the-curriculum approach to technology and made substantial progress in its first two years in areas such as use of e-mail and the Internet. However, a continuing concern of faculty is integrating technology within the conceptual framework of the School of Education which includes themes such as using diversity as a resource for learning and developing teachers as leaders. Factors that have had a synergistic effect on the program's progress in integrating technology are also identified.
Johnson, G. (2003). What Does it Take to Integrate Technology into the Culture of a Preservice Teacher Education Program?. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 976-979). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).