ERIC Number: ED258326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Fostering Computer Competence in the School Environment: Guidelines Drawn from Research.
Killian, Joyce E.
The results of a 1982 survey indicated that teachers seeking computer literacy were just as unlikely to have had computer experience as were teachers in general, and were even less likely to feel knowledgeable about computers, but were much more likely to come from districts where computer use by teachers received broad institutional support. This evidence suggests that supportive school environments promote teacher interest in learning about and using computers and further suggests that such environments should be developed. A nurturing climate can be enhanced if inservice programs are made available for top administators first, if caution is used in selecting inservice programs, if adequate financial and resource support is provided for computer-oriented programs, and if information is made available and communication encouraged. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (9th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1984).