ERIC Number: ED339085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in Schools.
Fradd, Michael; Malassa, Donald
Findings from a study that assessed the use of computers in secondary schools and computer awareness in the Solomon Islands are presented in this report. A brief report of a conference based on the survey findings is attached. Methodology involved three survey instruments: questionnaires administered to 421 out of 1,978 secondary students enrolled in forms 3 and 5; questionnaires sent to 22 secondary and 2 primary schools; and phone surveys of 102 businesses and 19 ministry departments. Of the 421 students surveyed, 20% (83 students) had used a computer. Conclusions are that an urgent need exists for a standardized educational policy on computer hardware and for general software guidelines. Appendices include the three survey instruments, the conference program and participants, a policy draft, and 12 recommendations for improving facilities and awareness. (6 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Honiara. Curriculum Development Centre.
Identifiers: Solomon Islands
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