Faculty Publications

Title

Rethinking the technology integration challenge: Cases from three urban elementary schools

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Case study, Elementary, Qualitative, Technology, Technology integration, Urban education

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

285

Last Page

311

Abstract

Case studies of three urban elementary schools were conducted to document the integration of technology given identical resources from a local university's PT3 grant. Data sources for this qualitative study included participant observers’ field notes and journal entries, school persontel interviews, timeline and chronicle of technology-reuited priorities and events, and children’s and teachers’ technology artifacts. Cases were summarized with respect to prior technology context, agents of growth and development, and changes and future directions. The analysis identified three scaffolds that appear to have a significant influence on—and redefine the challenge of—technology integration: alignment with the curriculumlmission, teacher leadership, and public private roles for technology recognition. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.1080/15391523.2005.10782438

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