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Abstract

America's public schools are in the middle of one of the most exciting periods in history. Changes in society, technology, and the economy are creating a demand for well-educated people. Vice President Al Gore has estimated that by the year 2000, sixty percent of new jobs in the United States will require advanced technological skills (Clinton & Gore, 1998). Burness et al. (1997) maintain "Hundreds of reports and articles have detailed the shortcomings of our school system as well. The gap between what people need to know to thrive in today's world and what they learn in school is very real." (p. 1) Our educational system was not designed to prepare youth for the rapidly changing, highly technological society of today. It was created for a simpler time. Forty years ago a student could drop out of high school, walk into a factory, and earn enough money to raise a family

Year of Submission

1999

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Educational Technology

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

Second Advisor

Lisa Hansen

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Date Original

1999

Object Description

1 PDF file (37 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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