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ERIC Number: ED382607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Perceptions of the Preparation of Pre-Service Teachers in the Use of Media and Technology.
Bedell, Jacqueline
This study investigated how school principals and media specialists in elementary and secondary schools perceive the preparation of pre-service teachers regarding media and technology and specific skills that should be required of beginning teachers. A survey instrument was administered to 83 principals and 83 media specialists employed at schools in Georgia. Principals and media specialists were not selected from the same building. Responses were received from 55 principals and 53 media specialists. Findings indicated that both groups felt that beginning teachers should be able to demonstrate skills in media and technology and that emphasis should be placed on computer literacy and the ability to operate and use computer software programs in the classroom. Responses by principals employed in small school systems indicated that less emphasis be placed on demonstration of production skills using technology. Close analysis of the media specialists' responses found that small school system specialists felt that the operation of a camcorder was more important than to those in middle or large sized systems. In addition, both groups felt that ability to select, use, and integrate appropriate instructional software in the curriculum was an important skill for beginning teachers to demonstrate. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Preservice Teachers