Awards and Recognition
In the mid-1980s, the Curry School of Education reorganized both the education school and its associated teacher education program. Educational technology was one of three strands (along with special education and multicultural education) designated for integration throughout the program. The results of this effort have led to national prominence and further recognition.
In 1994 the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment identified the Curry School as one of four schools of education judged exemplary for integration of technology. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) also has cited the Curry School as a model, stating:
Similarly, the Committee for Economic Development (a national organization of corporate chief executive officers) policy brief, Connecting Students to a Changing World: A Technology Strategy for Improving Mathematics and Science Education, has cited the Curry School for exemplary integration of technology in its teacher education program (New York: Committee for Economic Development, 1995).
In 1998 the Curry School was recipient of the first annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Best Practice Award. This award was developed to recognize teacher education institutions modeling the innovative use of technology for others in the profession.
The Curry School submission to the AACTE Innovative Use of Technology Award was not based on a single innovation or technology, but on a sustained commitment by a broad spectrum of Curry faculty to integration of appropriate technologies in the Curry teacher education program over the course of nearly two decades.
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