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Windows on the Future
Education in the Age of Technology

First Edition


November 2000 | 160 pages | Corwin
`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, PA

Windows 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.

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

"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen!"

Jeanelle Bland
Professor of Education, Eastern Connecticut State University

"McCain and Jukes present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless of their experience of comfort with technology, who work in the educational technology field." 

M Mohammed
Salisbury State University

"The authors help dispel teachers’ fear of technology, and they encourage those who already have the desire to teach to begin exploring new ways to make their special field compelling and vibrant to members of a younger generation. This is a book designed to inspire and encourage teachers who have put off facing the new demands and opportunities of the computer age." 

Lane Jenning
The Futurist

"I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher or administrator before they break for the summer. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my classes read it!"

Shirley Campbell, Director, Computer and Curriculum Inquiry Center
University of Pittsburgh, PA

"McCain and Jukes build a case that the Information Age has not yet peaked and awaken us to the challenge of the dramatic technological changes we will surely see within our life time."

Frank Buck, Principal, Graham School
Talladega, AL

"Windows on the Future summarizes key developments and concepts making them readily understandable. Though I’ve been a member of the World Future Society and an avid reader of books for over 30 years, I am not aware of any other publication like this for practicing educators. This would be very valuable for professional development study groups."

Karen L. Tichy, Associate Superintendent for Instruction
Catholic Education Office, St. Louis, MO

"[The authors] present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless with their experience or comfort with technology…" 

CHOICE Magaine
Vol. 39, No. 2, October 2001

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