ERIC Number: ED112935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Computing Activities in Secondary Education. Final Report.
Bukoski, William J.; Korotkin, Arthur L.
As a followup to a 1969 study, called Project CASE, a survey was initiated to determine to what extent computers are used in secondary public schools, and to discern to what extent computers affect the quality of education. Some 5,580 randomly selected schools were questioned about their use of computers; commercial computer manufacturers were queried about the availability of computer technology suitable for use in the secondary schools; the specific exemplary programs using computers were identified. For the period 1970-75, some major findings were: (1) the use of computers is expanding; (2) schools tend to use computers for both instruction and administration; (3) computer-assisted instruction is being used more but it continues to be employed predominantly in the instruction of computer science and mathematics; (4) with regard to administration, the computer is most frequently used for student accounting and resource management; and (5) BASIC has become the predominant language. The characteristics of schools using computers, the levels of their spending, and the sources of their funding are discussed. (EMH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers, Demonstration Programs, Educational Finance, Facility Utilization Research, Followup Studies, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, National Surveys, Programing Languages, Public Schools, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.