Debating Issues In American Education: Technology In Schools, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266611
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266619
  • DDC: 371.330973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. Explores such varied issues as the digital divide, electronic textbooks, impacts on curricula, privacy on school computers, and web censorship.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Is Assistive Technology or Universal Design a More Effective Method of Technology Integration for Students with Disabilities?.
2: Should E-Books Replace Traditional Textbooks and Paper-Based Books in Schools?.
3: Do Pocket Assistive Technologies, Such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Provide Mainly Educational Benefits or Distractions to Students in Today’s Schools?.
4: Are Today’s Policies and Procedures Governing Online Student Course Offerings in the K–12 School Environment Appropriate to Fully Realize the Unique Policy and Technology Advantages of these Online Classes?.
5: Are Today’s Virtual Schools Effective Student Learning Environments?.
6: Are Virtual Schools More Cost-Effective Compared to Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Schools?.
7: Is the Use of Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools an Invasion of Student Privacy?.
8: Should National and/or State-Level Technology Standards be Required for Today’s Teachers?.
9: Should Teachers have the Right to Create and Post Online Content about their School on Social Networking Sites, When such Posts are Made on Their Own Time and without the Use of School Resources?.
10: Should School Administrators have Greater Authority to Discipline Students for Acts of Cyberbullying and Cyberharassment?.
11: Should Administrators have Greater Authority to Discipline Students for False Posts about School Personnel on Social Networking Websites?.
12: Should Public Schools Promote Themselves on Social Networking Sites, Such as Facebook and Twitter?.
13: Do New Technologies have the Potential to Transform Education by Replacing Current Teaching Methods?.