ERIC Number: ED057597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-4
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Development of New Instructional Uses of the Computer in an Inner-City Comprehensive High School. Final Report.
A three-part program investigated the use of computers at an inner-city high school. An attempt was made to introduce a digital computer for instructional purposes at the high school. A single portable teletype terminal and a simple programing language, BASIC, were used. It was found that a wide variety of students could benefit from this approach. A second part of the program was an attempt to teach the FORTRAN programing language to a select group of gifted New Haven public high school pupils. The Yale IBM 7090/7094 Direct Coupled System was used. The majority of the students mastered all the basic features of FORTRAN during a one-week period. A third part of the program was an investigation of methods of training teachers to use computers as a tool of instruction. Several approaches were used, including voluntary after-school programs, in-service training classes, and use of methods classes and practice teaching sessions in the Yale Master of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. This attempt was most successful with mathematics and physical science teachers. An article on "Introducing the Digital Computer Into the High School Curriculum," a description of a joint teacher-student project to translate slang into standard English, a handbook on BASIC programing, and a short guide to FORTRAN are appended. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.