Create a new account

It's simple, and free.

Information Technology in Education

THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN EARLY

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: A GRANT PROPOSAL

The literature indicates that early childhood education may benefit from the introduction of information technology into the teaching process. Benefits in student motivation and achievement may be attained through the application of interactive multimedia software and hardware. Efficiency in instructional management may be improved through the application of database software and appropriate hardware.

A proposal is made for a grant to fund the acquisition of the software and hardware necessary to support an experimental application of information technology in the conduct of early childhood education. Product evaluations and costs are included in the proposal.

This proposal seeks funding for appropriate information science software and hardware to support the activities of one of the Children's Centers operated by the Child Development Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The educational philosophy of the Child Development Division is based on the interactionist learning model of child development. This model recognizes that children move through stages of development based upon their knowledge and experiences. It is also recognized that a child's cognitive, linguistic, and socioemotional learning occurs through a child's interactions with both adults and peers, and through the use of challenging materials.

The Children's Centers operated by the Child Development Division use multiage grouping to give children a variety of social, cognitive, and linguistic experiences. Each child is accepted at her or his own level of development. Ongoing assessment of each child's development, needs, and interests continues throughout the year because the manifestations of each of these factors for each child is subject to change.

The specific objectives of the experiment proposed relat...

Page 1 of 10 Next >

More on Information Technology in Education...

Loading...
APA     MLA     Chicago
Information Technology in Education. (1969, December 31). In LotsofEssays.com. Retrieved 08:22, October 02, 2014, from http://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/1684137.html