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Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Advancing Cultural Diversity
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, California State University, San Bernardino

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

As we move toward the 21st century one of the most critical factors in education will be how to train teachers to implement technology into the main stream of instruction and provide equal access to a growing diverse population that makes up the majority of students in today’s public schools. During the 1980s technology firmly rooted itself in the fabric of education. Ninety-nine percent of all public schools in the United States now use some form of technology. Although the vast majority of schools in the United States have computers, the higher percentage of black students in a school the lower the student-to-computer ratio (Quality Education Data, 1989). In addition, inner-city school districts rarely have the skills or funds to maintain their machines nor the training and social support to use computers effectively (Piller, 1992). As literacy has come to mean more than ability to read and write, a generation of students, the majority who are minorities, are losing their franchise on independence and a shot at the good life in the information age (Hill, 1992). Teachers need substantial training, support, and time to integrate technology into their curricula (International Society for Technology in Education, 1991). Technology in the hands of these well-trained teachers is especially powerful when used with students of diverse backgrounds.

Citation

Robertson, S.E. (1994). Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Advancing Cultural Diversity. In J. Willis, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1994--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 28-29). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 20, 2019 from .

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