ERIC Number: ED210034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Study of Issues Related to Implementation of Computer Technology in Schools. Final Report.
Sheingold, Karen; And Others
The study reported here was conducted in order to discover and identify ways in which microcomputers are now being used in schools, and the complex issues which surround their implementation. The purpose of the study was to assist the National Institute of Education in setting priorities for research in the area of new technology and education. Three geographically distinct school districts with a diversity of microcomputer applications at both elementary and secondary levels were studied. A research team interviewed people at all levels of the school system, and observed students using microcomputers in a variety of contexts. Six trends emerged from the study which raise important questions for future research: (1) differential access to microcomputers, (2) the emergence of new roles in response to microcomputers, (3) the lack of integration of microcomputers into elementary classrooms and curriculum, (4) the inadequate quantity and quality of software, (5) the inadequate preparation of teachers for using microcomputers, and (6) lack of knowledge of effects and outcomes. Sixty-nine references are appended. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
Note: Children's Electronic Laboratory Memo No. 2.