Implementing State-Level Technological Literacy Policy in Rural Pennsylvania

  • Jeffrey A Stone Penn State University
Keywords: Learning, Education, Policy, Literacy


This educational policy implementation study examines the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Classrooms for the Future (CFF) policy in a set of eight rural school districts. CFF implementation is investigated by combining considerations of local-level context with the perceptions and behaviors of teachers and administrators. The results suggest that the educational transformation promoted by CFF may not be occurring in the participating districts. Teachers and administrators differ in their perceptions of the implementation behaviors related to CFF and the use of ICT in the classroom, raising concerns about implementer discretion. Inadequate training, technical difficulties and prioritization are challenges to successful implementation.

Author Biography

Jeffrey A Stone, Penn State University
Jeffrey A. Stone, Ph.D. is an Instructor of IST: Penn State University, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972; E-mail:
How to Cite
Stone, J. (2014). Implementing State-Level Technological Literacy Policy in Rural Pennsylvania. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(1). Retrieved from