ERIC Number: ED389281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Uses of and Attitudes toward Computers in Korean Schools.
Jo, Miheon L.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the present status of computer use and educators' attitudes toward computers in South Korean schools. The questionnaire, mailed to 300 urban and rural elementary, middle, and high schools (response rate: 61 percent) consisted of: (1) demographic data on respondents; (2) computer-using teachers' experiences with computers; (3) availability of hardware and software in schools; (4) school policy on computer education; (5) students' access to computers; (6) factors hindering computer use in schools and factors solving the hindrance problem; (7) evaluation of the results of computer education in schools; and (8) teachers' attitudes toward computers. Overall, South Korean schools have a relatively high level of technology due to the strong governmental support. Computer-using teachers' attitudes tended to be positive and the results of computer education were generally effective. A number of problems were also revealed in the survey that need to be examined further in order to provide insights into problems that occur in computer education and governmental policies. Through thoughtful policy-making and planning, along with the provision of sufficient resources, schools and teachers can expect positive outcomes of computer use in both instruction and administration. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: South Korea
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).