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ERIC Number: ED249938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Computer Literacy and Use among Elementary Classroom Teachers.
Bychowski, Deborah K.; Van Dusseldorp, Ralph
The current state of computer literacy and computer use among Anchorage School District elementary classroom teachers was assessed with a sample of four schools. Computer literacy was considered as the general range of skills and understandings needed to utilize a computer in the classroom effectively. A 17-item questionnaire, administered to 82 teachers in the schools, included demographic items and questions concerning classroom computer use, current computer knowledge, and home computer use. Results indicated that most of the 58 respondents did not feel that they possessed adequate knowledge of the many aspects of computer technology that are necessary for effective use of computers in the classroom. Although most of the teachers considered themselves unprepared, more than half of them were making some attempt to use a computer to aid in the instruction of their students. Many teachers reported sending their students to the library to work on the computer, but also reported that the practice was generally unproductive. Many comments reflected the overall frustration of teachers who felt unprepared to meet the challenge of using a computer in the classroom. Thirty references are listed, and an appendix contains the survey questionnaire. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska (Anchorage)