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This review of literature includes sources published from 1990-95. The critical role of reform in education is examined. It identifies connections between technology and reform, and recognizes that technology can be a catalyst for reform. The literature states that computer based instruction enhances the goals of reform. It suggests studying the nature of reform before and during the process of technology implementation. A systems is model is analyzed, to understand the impact of change in most school systems. This review identifies the component of leadership in educational technology as an effective response to reform. Planning, initiatives, and teacher roles are considered key elements in providing leadership towards change. Included in this review are noted studies, research, and best practices that provide a balanced perspective surrounding the issues of technology and reform.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Educational Technology

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Sharon E. Smaldino


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