ERIC Number: ED240069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Advances Made toward Computer Literacy.
Bartos, Robert; Souter, Floyd V.
Data collected from 144 school districts in 47 states indicate significant increases during the past 5 years in both administrative and instructional uses of the computer. School systems are also introducing programs in computer literacy for both teachers and students. The following recommendations are made for teacher education in computer use: (1) Planning for the instructional use of computers must incorporate both time and assistance for teachers so that they can become computer literate; (2) Teachers and administrators should be involved in the selection and purchasing of instructional software; (3) Media and guidance personnel need to be aware of potential uses in their areas such as career guidance, testing, scoring, and record keeping; (4) Instruction for teachers should include selecting appropriate instructional material, making use of the computer to stimulate higher order thinking, and making use of the computer as an instructional manager; and (5) Computer literacy for administrators should include report generating, parent communication, master scheduling, word processing, and selection and purchasing of appropriate hardware and software. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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