ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume explores how technology will help shape the future of American education. Rather than focusing on specific technologies, these essays consider the broad impact of technology on educational philosophy, education policy, and the social context of education.
Guiding this volume is the conviction that advances in technology do not necessarily translate into improvements in education even as the basic structure of teaching programs must be changed to fully exploit the educational uses of technology. The contributors argue that technology should be distributed throughout the educational system, not just in wealthy districts; they examine the impact of communications technologies on relationships between teachers and students, parents and children, and men and women; they consider the ways in which new technologies change the dynamics of learning and teaching; and they show how teachers and administrators can tailor technology-based programs to the particular needs of their school or district.