ERIC Number: ED254191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
The Uses of Microcomputers in the Public Schools within the East Texas School Study Council.
Price, Charles Alden; Stephens, Ruth Ann
This description of microcomputer use in schools within the East Texas School Study Council (ETSSC), a professional organization of 80 school districts, is based on 279 responses (66%) to a survey of 422 elementary and secondary school principals. Topics addressed include hardware and software available for educational use, microcomputing applications in education, the role of administrators in integrating microcomputers into schools, computer literacy of school personnel, and training necessary for school personnel. Separate tables display responses for each survey questionnaire item. Findings reported indicate that microcomputers, peripheral equipment, and software are available in all student enrollment ranges and school levels; the personnel in schools with microcomputers apparently consider microcomputers a long-term investment; microcomputer software is usually selected by the teacher or by the teacher and the principal; most principals do not use a microcomputer; school personnel use microcomputers for varied purposes; and microcomputers are used in a variety of instructional programs. A 38-item reference list and recommendations for both practitioners and researchers are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: East Texas School Study Council, Commerce.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Texas
Note: Document contains small type.