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Preparing Future Teachers to be Instructional Technology Leaders

Preparing Future Teachers to be Instructional Technology Leaders
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Author(s): David D. Carbonara (Duquesne University, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 2
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch029
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


This paper will briefly discuss the preparation of pre-service teachers as instructional technology leaders. The expectation is for students to graduate from high school technologically literate to enter post-secondary education, the military or the private corporate sector. To accomplish this goal, K-12 teachers must be technologically literate to help prepare the students. The current group of K-12 teachers must operate at this level and new, pre-service teachers must be trained to operate at this level, also. The State of Pennsylvania alone dedicated approximately $50 million to staff development from 1996 to 2000 (Edwards, 2001). This effort provided the funding to raise the information technology skills of existing faculty. However, recent attrition rates suggest that more teachers are leaving the field quicker than new teachers are entering (State of the Fund, 1999, State of the Fund, 2001).

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