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Windows on the Future Education in the Age of Technology

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ISBN-10: 0761977120

ISBN-13: 9780761977124

Edition: 2001

Authors: Ted D. McCain, Ian Jukes

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`I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher and administrator. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my class read it' - Shirley Campbell, Director, Computer and Curriculum Inquiry Center, University of Pittsburgh, PAWindows on the Future is not a technical test per se, but one designed to help the teacher cope with the changes technology creates. It contains a number of ideas and strategies that will help the teacher more quickly accept and adopt new technology, so the they are able to adequately prepare students for success in the technology-rich world the students face.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Ted McCain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, McCain received the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, McCain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations, typically speaking to between 300,000 and 350,000 people a year. His Committed Sardine Blog is read by more than 78,000 people in 75 countries.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Window 1: The Power of Paradigm
Window 2: Mounting Paradigm Pressure
Window 3: Assessing Your Paradigm
Window 4: The Technology of Change
Window 5: Moore's Law
Window 6: Looking at the Road Ahead
Window 7: It's Time for Education to Catch Up
Window 8: Education in the Future
Window 9: New Skills for Students
Window 10: New Roles for Educators
Window 11: The Need for Vision
Recommended Readings
References
Index