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Examining Internet Policy Conflicts and Solutions in K-12 Education: A Case Study of Three Texas School Districts
Murray, Vanessa Catherine.
REPORT 1999 M967 Public Affairs Library

The Internet can be a remarkable resource for primary and secondary education. The services that the Internet provides, such as the World Wide Web and e-mail, can add another interactive dimension to the classroom experience. However, Internet access also introduces problems to the classroom of which educators need to be aware. Utilizing the Internet effectively in the classroom involves informed faculty and students who are comfortabe with the technology. Furthermore, school policy needs to allow for interactive access without compromising the educational value of the Internet. This report reviews problems raised by the Internet access in the K-12 classroom and the overall response of the public school system. It also examines three school districts in Texas in detail to arrive at recommended changes in policy and procedures regarding Internet access.