Virtual Schooling: Issues in the Development of E-learning Policy

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Donovan R. Walling
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2003 - Computers - 154 pages
"The purpose of this book is to extend and enlarge the dialogue on policy issues related to e-learning. It is timely because virtual schools are proliferating and likely will continue to do so for the foresceable future. The writers in this collection of essays have studied the issues; several have direct experience with virtual schools. All are concerned that schools of every sort, including virtual schools, offer students the best possible education."

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Donovan R. Walling is a writer, editor, educator, and consultant. He serves as a senior consultant for the Center for Civic Education. He has taught art, English, and journalism in the United States and abroad and has worked as a curriculum administrator in public school districts in Wisconsin and Indiana. From 1993 until 2006 he was director of publications for the education association Phi Delta Kappa International.

Walling is the author or editor of more than a dozen professional books for educators and numerous articles and other publications. He is nationally recognized in the field of art education, where some of his publications include Under Construction: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Postmodern Schooling (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1997); the Corwin Press books, Rethinking How Art Is Taught: A Critical Convergence (2000) and Visual Knowing: Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum (2005); the core chapter on visual and performing arts for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development s Curriculum Handbook (2002), and the Art in the Schools entry for Macmillan s Encyclopedia of Education (2003).

Walling s recent books include Public Education, Democracy, and the Common Good (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004) and Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners (Corwin Press, 2006).

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