ERIC Number: ED226721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Literacy and Teacher Education in the Southeastern United States.
Uhlig, George E.
The efforts of teacher training institutions in the southeastern United States to incorporate microcomputer literacy into their preservice and inservice curriculum during the fall quarter of 1981-1982 were studied. Field-tested surveys were mailed to deans/directors of education at 134 colleges or universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Follow-up letters were mailed to non-respondents 6 weeks later. The questionnaire addressed four major areas: (1) microcomputer literacy in the preservice and inservice program; (2) the general availability of hardware; (3) faculty, college, school, or department sponsorship of faculty development on the use of technology; and (4) policy concerning microcomputer literacy in teacher education. While the high (82%) response rate reflects an awareness of the developing technology, results suggest that teacher training institutions surveyed largely have not responded to the challenge of microcomputer technology, with the exception of Florida, which appears to be ahead of other states studied in integrating microcomputer technology into inservice training programs. Nearly one-half of the institutions have at least one machine available and have offered faculty inservice workshops on microcomputer technology. Three references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States (Southeast)