ERIC Number: ED343909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Training North Carolina's Secondary Mathematics Teachers for the Implementation of Computers in Their Classrooms.
Shotsberger, Paul G.
This report describes the need for a state-level inservice education program for secondary mathematics public school teachers in North Carolina, in order to enable them to effectively implement computer use in classrooms. A decision model for policy analysis was used to determine optimal strategy for the program. Following a review of the literature on computer training for teachers, a list of program goals is introduced, alternative strategies are presented, chosen criteria are addressed and a decision matrix is graphically represented. Since present budget problems in North Carolina must be a primary consideration in choosing a strategy, the analysis suggests entering into partnership organizations such as the Mathematics and Science Education Network or the Semiconductor Research Corporation. This approach appears to be the best choice for meeting the goals and objectives of an inservice training program, since this strategy limits the need for state funds while ensuring high quality training from agencies created and staffed to promote this kind of program. Issues of program evaluation, unintended outcomes and overall impact complete the report. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Decision Models; North Carolina; Partnerships in Education; Private Industry; Strategic Planning