Continuous Practice Improvement

Continuous Practice Improvement

Catherine Schifter (Temple University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-765-2.ch004
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Since the early 1980s education had been challenged to improve student outcomes. It was during these years of debate on what would help schools help children achieve more that microcomputers were making inroads into schools. Apple Computer started the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) project, described briefly in Chapter 3. Microcomputer technology was developing and changing dramatically each year, with new opportunities available to support classroom teaching. Then the World Wide Web came into the mix in 1993, opening up new resources and opportunities for teachers and students. All of a sudden they were not limited to the resources available (or not) in the classrooms or school libraries. The world was opening up to schools in ways never imagined before. However, schools and teachers were still accountable for student learning. How could corporations step up to the challenge of supporting the nations’ future workforce?

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