By R. Murray Thomas, Victor N. Kobayashi
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Much of what is happening can be categorized as small-scale experiments and basic computer awareness and literacy. In a pessimistic vein, Seymour Papert (cited in Ebisch, 1984: 38) has written that: "Computers are not having any effect now. There's been a lot of ballyhoo about computers revolutionizing the schools, but in fact the relative number of computers in schools is so small that it's negligible. They aren't really having any effect. " Perhaps Papert's 1984 opinion is unduly negative but may still be close to summarizing the present extent of the educational use of computers in advanced industrial societies.
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3) National, state and district teacher-education, and credentialing policies that have become highly political issues. Some state legislators are making computer literacy mandatory for obtaining a teaching credential. ) One example of an intensive inservice program is New York University's cooperation with political boards to provide "the first ancillary certificate program," a multilevel training program in educational computing available to the city's 62,000 teachers (Bergheim & Chin, 1984: 36).
Educational Technology–Its Creation, Development and Cross-Cultural Transfer by R. Murray Thomas, Victor N. Kobayashi