ERIC Number: ED211345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Computers and Cross Aged Instruction, First Year Report.
The project described was designed to develop a strategy using computers and cross-aged instruction to: (1) increase basic skill levels of mathematically low-achieving sixth graders; (2) increase enrollments in high school science and mathematics; (3) evaluate microcomputers as unique instructional tools; and (4) develop effective applications of microcomputers in education. Fall semester 1980 was scheduled for planning, spring 1980-81 for the pilot phase, and the 1981-82 school year the experimental phase. The two target populations were: (1) able tenth and eleventh graders, and (2) mathematically low-achieving sixth graders. The many problems that have occurred during program implementation were noted. The view expressed is that, given the purposes of the pilot study, the difficulties, and the fact that some of the data from the pilot phase is incomplete, the results obtained to date are encouraging. The potential for long-term impact on the motivation and achievement of students by activities directly related to the project are seen to be great. The goals of the pilot phase are considered achieved, and significant positive change with respect to achievement, attitude, and enrollment are anticipated in the experimental phase. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. School of Education.