ERIC Number: ED259515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Glitch or a Goodie: Secondary Teachers' Views of Computer Software for Secondary Special Education Students.
Liebes, Sherry L.
High school teachers (N=21) who used microcomputers in instruction with mainstreamed low ability students were polled regarding their attitudes toward and experiences with software. Results revealed considerable variance regarding instructional time involving the computer, a preponderance of drill and practice uses over other applications (such as teaching new skills, reviewing material, problem solving, and behavior management), use of a mix of commercially produced and teacher developed software, little use of hardware enhancements (such as input and output devices), and preference for software design that re-taught content in a different manner after initial student error. Implications include the importance of teacher control over the software, age-appropriateness, emphasis on instruction in process skills along with content facts, and a "user-friendly" nature. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Special Education Software Center Conference (Alexandria, VA, June 6-7, 1985).