ERIC Number: ED264224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-21
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A Survey of Warren County Teachers concerning the Instructional Use of Microcomputers.
Lillard, Diana L.
The purposes of this study were to determine if relationships existed between teachers' knowledge about, attitude toward, and willingness to use microcomputers for instruction; and to determine if differences existed in teachers' willingness to use microcomputers based on teaching experience and grade level and subjects taught. Results of the study were based on the analysis of microcomputer questionnaires completed by 219 teachers in the Warren County School District, Pennsylvania. The correlations between knowledge, attitude, and willingness were statistically significant, as was the difference in willingness to use microcomputers based upon teaching experience. Differences in willingness based on subject area and grade level were non-significant. The high correlation between attitude toward the instructional use of microcomputers and willingness to use microcomputers emphasizes the importance of attitudes when planning for implementation of computer use in the classroom. Providing workshops or intensive programs to allow teachers the opportunity to learn more about the instructional use of microcomputers was the major recommendation of this study. The questions used in the survey and statistical tables showing responses are appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania