ERIC Number: ED341382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Program To Develop through LOGO the Computer Self-Confidence of Seventh Grade Low-Achieving Girls.
Angell, Marion D.
This practicum report describes the development of a program designed to improve self-confidence in low-achieving seventh grade girls towards computers. The questionnaire "My Feelings Towards Computers" was used for pre- and post-comparisons. Students were introduced to the computer program LOGO, were taught to compose programs using the Logo computer language, and were exposed to a computer atmosphere that stressed critical thinking and creativity. The results, as indicated by pre- and post-testing, showed that seventh grade low-achieving girls can increase their self-confidence in computers by using LOGO. Increased self-confidence was noted in the following areas: liking computers, the field of computers as an occupation, the perception that girls are capable with regard to computers, the ability to understand computers, and being smart enough to use computers. It was concluded that Logo is an effective tool in increasing the self-concept towards computers of low-achieving seventh grade girls. Appendices include the questionnaire and a critical thinking checklist, the survey results, progress evaluation, and examples of student work. (13 references) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: LOGO Programing Language
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.