Technos: Quarterly for Education and Technology

Technos: Quarterly for Education and Technology is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall

A Primer on Taming the Beast
THIS AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN A BOOK FOR TECHNOS PRESS THAT IS A RARE BLEND OF PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION, EARNEST WIT, AND HARD-NOSED GUIDE -- IT CASTS A DISCERNING EYE ON OUR LOVE-HATE AFFAIR WITH TECHNOLOGY. IN TAMING THE BEAST: CHOICE & CONTROL IN...
Arthur E. Wise
Arthur E. Wise ART WISE IS PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION (NCATE) IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DURING HIS CAREER, HE HAS WORKED TOWARD TEACHER QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM, SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM, AND THE ADVANCEMENT...
Letters
BEWARE OF THE HEAVY HAND Mr. Joe Nathan hit the nail on the head in his article titled "Calling the NCAA's Heavy Hand" in your Spring 1999 issue. As the father of a learning-disabled student athlete (swimming), I personally experienced its heavy...
Polyhedra City: A Mentoring Case Study
Mentor (n) -- A wise and trusted counselor or teacher. (vt) -- To act as mentor, advise. * Webster's New World Dictionary Mentor (n) -- Friend, guide, communicator, listener, encourager, coach, friend, friend, friend. * Kay Toliver, fourth-grade...
Progress, Possibilities, and Problems of the Charter Public School Movement
CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION. SOME ARE ACHIEVING IMPRESSIVE GAINS IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, AND THEY ARE ATTRACTING THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT LEADERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, SOME EDUCATORS, AND RESPECTED...
Psst ... Wanna Do a Phrontisterion?
Last March I received an email asking if I wanted to "do a phrontisterion." I stopped for a bit and checked to see if the door to my campus office was closed. I assumed this was sort of like one of those "Do you want an inflatable doll?" messages that...
Recent Articles in Education Journals
Recent articles in education journals have referred to Y2K, or the Year 2000 problem. Unless you've been living in a tree, you know all about this computer glitch -- and you may even be stocking your basement with fuel and food (and back issues of...
The Two Sides of the School Culture Coin
A NEW KIND OF SCHOOL, THE INTERACTIVE SCHOOL, IS EVOLVING WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF THE STANDARD SCHOOL. COMPUTERS HAVE BEEN THE CATALYST FOR THIS CHANGE, BUT THEY ARE FAR FROM CRITICAL TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW KIND OF SCHOOL. In what follows,...
Y2K Bells Toll -- or Not
WILL THE SCHOOL BELLS RING ON TIME? THAT CHALLENGE IS ONE OF THE MORE UNUSUAL YEAR 2000, OR Y2K, ISSUES FACING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE TECHNOLOGICAL UNCERTAINTIES THAT MAY ARISE WITH THE NEW YEAR. The number of systems and equipment...