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ERIC Number: ED346039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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The Factors That Affect Teacher Attitude towards Computer Use.
Okinaka, Russell
This study was conducted to investigate factors that affect the attitudes of preservice teachers towards computer use. The focus was on: (1) the comfort level prospective teachers feel towards using the computer; (2) interest in pursuing other courses in the field of computer technology; and (3) the intent to use the computer in classrooms. Teacher candidates (N=90) enrolled in a state mandated, basic computer literacy course at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona campus, were asked to participate in this survey (a copy of the questionnaire is included). The course is required of all students wishing to obtain a clear teaching credential. Results indicated that teachers' attitudes towards computers are affected more favorably when an understanding as to how computers can be used most effectively is achieved and when teachers are informed about the power of computers in the classroom. Education and exposure would appear to be key issues in the area of stimulating computer use. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: California State Polytechnic University Pomona; Comfort Index; Computer Anxiety