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Educational Innovation

Educational innovation refers to the creation of new educational tools, the development of new methods to provide education, and the reorganization of inputs in the educational process. The education sector has acquired a bad reputation for being impervious to innovation. This is an argument with face validity: While information technology has revolutionized many parts of the economy, most classrooms from kindergarten through graduate school look much like they did more than 100 years ago and remain centered on the interaction between teachers and students in the classroom. While traditional classrooms are still the norm in education, computer technology is giving rise to innovations that may significantly alter the way education is administered at every level. This entry discusses some implications of limited innovation in the ...

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