ERIC Number: ED329233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Superintendent's Perception of the Benefit of Instructional Technology in Virginia School Divisions.
Bailey, Terry D.
This report summarizes a study of Virginia superintendents, which was undertaken to determine their perceptions of instructional technology and the factors that facilitate or hinder the implementation of technology. A brief discussion of the survey mailed to 134 superintendents examines their attitudes on the: (1) usefulness of computers in education; (2) optimum ratio of computer to student; (3) computer technology usage for the sixth grade literacy passport program without the state initiative; (4) most important and positive factors in technology implementation; (5) negative factors and greatest hindrance in technology implementation; and (6) degree of educational excellence that will be brought about by technology. Results indicated that educational technologies and the necessary support as advocated by the Virginia Six-year Plan for Technology are considered to be highly useful by the superintendents. It is concluded that access by students to microcomputers, inservice teacher training in technology, and local division funding for technology are essential for successful technology applications. (2 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
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Note: This report is based on a dissertation of the same title accepted by the faculty of the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.