ERIC Number: ED226717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Usage in the Classroom, 1981-1982.
A survey was conducted of correlations of the use of microcomputers for instruction in schools and districts to the other variables of student enrollment, district wealth, expenditures per pupil, and demographic characteristics. Information was gathered by telephone interviews with 100 percent of the United States public school districts. Results demonstrated that the larger the student enrollment, the more likely the district is to have microcomputers. Urban and suburban schools, and schools in wealthier communities are also more likely to have microcomputers. Two out of three microcomputer supervisors have no other district-level job functions. While districts with less than 1 percent Black or Hispanic minorities tend to be rural districts with a lower percentage of microcomputers, districts with some minorities are more likely to have microcomputers if the minority percentage is low. Across all school types, student enrollment is an extremely strong predictor of the presence of microcomputers, and, similarly, student enrollment is the single strongest predictor of district use. This report consists primarily of detailed data tables. (LMM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quality Education Data, Inc., Denver, CO.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Audio Visual Association (Anaheim, CA, January 1982). Document is marginally legible.