ERIC Number: ED393417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Technological Literacy or Illiteracy? The Reality about Greek Teachers.
This paper discusses the extent to which new technologies have penetrated Greek schools and how well equipped Greek teachers are to deal with them. Educational television and other uses of video have not become a regular part of school life. Most computers are limited to laboratory use in private schools and secondary-education use in public schools. Even so, Greek teachers are required to attend three months of technical training at Peripheral Educational Centers (PECs) around Greece. Ten hours of theory cover basic elements of computer science, examples of educational videocassettes, initiation to educational television, and examples of multimedia presentation. Meanwhile, 20 hours of lab work examine the basics of MS/DOS, word processing, and Logo. A survey of those in technical training collected some preliminary data on teacher computer ownership, on teacher attitudes toward new technologies and their hypothetical future integration into the classroom setting. (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Barriers to Change; Greece
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings of the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.