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ERIC Number: ED260696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 41
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with Teacher Training in the Uses of the Computer in Education.
Burkholder, Jana N.
The 32 citations in this annotated bibliography were identified by a review of the literature which addressed three questions: (1) is there a need for teacher training in the educational uses of computers? (9 citations); (2) what ideas and competencies should be considered when planning and implementing teacher training programs? (14 citations); and (3) what has been done to deal with this problem? (9 citations). The introduction includes a statement of the problem, purpose, organization, and limitations of the review of the literature which produced this bibliography, and a glossary of computer terms. A summary of the study which follows the citations presents these findings: (1) teachers themselves feel a need for increased training in the educational uses of computers, with current training more likely to occur in larger school districts; (2) lack of training and experience appear to be directly related to negative attitudes and lack of confidence towards computers; (3) effective preservice and inservice training programs seem to be successful in improving computer awareness and skills; and (4) competencies desirable for teachers to have include knowledge of hardware and software, experience with computer assisted and computer managed instruction, and the ability to evaluate computer software and the social and cultural implications of computer utilization. The study concludes with four recommendations for educational and government institutions to use in improving teacher training in computer use, a list of 13 competencies most frequently taught to teachers, a chart of the frequency of 15 competencies found to be necessary in teacher training programs, a list of 15 items that received a 66.7% or above acceptance rating as necessary in teacher training programs, and a bibliography. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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