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ERIC Number: ED243461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Garfield Computer Survey-1983.
Semple, Ed, Jr.
In November 1983, a questionnaire was mailed to 1,761 addresses in the J. A. Garfield school district to ascertain citizens' awareness of computers in schools and their support for school computer purchases and provision of instruction in computer programming. A total of 125 questionnaires were returned (a 7.09% response rate). Findings showed that 78% of the respondents had a child or children enrolled in the Garfield schools; 67% were aware that Garfield schools own computers for students to use in learning; 18% owned home computers; and 46% intended to purchase a computer for home use. Strong support for computers in schools was also found, with 89% of the respondents indicating that Garfield schools should use computers as an instructional tool, 95% indicating that Garfield students should be taught to use computers, and 86% indicating that Garfield students should be taught computer programming. Based on these responses, it was recommended that Garfield schools continue to provide computer experience for their students and that they make a broader effort to inform the public of computer uses in the curriculum. This publication presents survey methodology and results, a sample questionnaire, and a listing of comments received from respondents. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: James A. Garfield Local Board of Education, Garrettsville, OH.