Expanding the national dialogue on educational technology is the goal of Technos: A Quarterly for Education and Technology, which debuts this week. Its target audience includes policymakers and practitioners in education, business, government, philanthropy, and technology-related fields.
The quarterly is the first venture into print journalism by the Agency for Instructional Technology, a nonprofit U.S.-Canadian concern that has over the past two decades developed and distributed instructional video programs, computer software, and interactive videodiscs.
The first issue includes an interview with Theodore R. Sizer, an overview of the British reform movement Education 2000, and articles on teachers' access to technological equipment and training and how futurists view classroom technology.
Subscriptions are $20; to order contact Carol Novak, Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A 1111, W. 17th St., Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0120.
Advice for urban superintendents is available in another new publication prepared by the åòéã Clearinghouse on Educational Management.
Articles in each issue of Sounding Board will be related to a theme encompassing problems of special interest to urban superintendents. Frequent turnover is the focus of the inaugural issue. Articles suggest ways superintendents can cultivate productive relations with school boards, describe the changing expectations of chief executives, and give advice from various city superintendents. An index of related articles is also included.
To be published two to three times this year, Sounding Board can be ordered on an individual-issue basis; the cost is $2.50. Write Publications, Eòéã Clearinghouse on Educational Manangement, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403.
Teenagers looking for high-school journalism workshops can find more than 66 programs listed in the 1992 National Directory of High School Journalism Workshops for Minority Students.
The free 24-page booklet is intended for use as a resource guide in searching for summer and school-year programs designed specifically to attract minority students to careers in journalism. It groups listings by state, with contact information, dates of workshops, application deadlines, and special features.
To order call 1-800-DOWFUND or write Minority Workshop Directory,
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, P.O. Box 300, Princeton, N.J.