ERIC Number: ED243417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
Administrators' Perceptions of Computer Usage in Education.
Carl, David L.; Hoelscher, Sheila
A 1982 survey requested opinions of 10% of Arkansas's K-12 school principals regarding probable student and teacher response to computers in the classroom, current level of computer literacy among their school teachers, the effect of computers in education (positive or negative), factors most important in future purchase of computer equipment, how computers are presently used, and whether schools in large school districts are more or less likely to have computers than schools in medium or small school districts. Seventy-six principals (64%) returned the surveys. Results suggest that principals strongly support computer use in formal education and believe that their teachers and students would also be avid supporters. Roughly 95% plan to purchase their first or additional computers in the next 5 years. Of schools currently using computers, 100% plan to make further purchases. School district size did not affect attitudes and most respondents indicated agreement concerning the usefulness of the computer in future education. The survey instrument and cover letter are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arkansas; Computer Uses in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 1984). For proceedings, see IR 011 020.