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ERIC Number: ED264284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Microcomputer Attitudes of Education Students.
Baylor, Jack
The attitudes of educators toward computers were assessed as well as their attitude change while taking an introductory microcomputer course. Sex and age differences were also investigated. Subjects included a sample who were surveyed by mail and a group of 22 teachers who were enrolled in a microcomputer course. A 44-item attitude questionnaire and 6 semantic differential tests were administered. Other data collected included professional involvement, grade level involvement, age, years of teaching experience, sex, computer experience, and educational level. Results indicated that: (1) there was a significant increase in positive attitudes toward computers after participation in the course; (2) educators who registered for the course had more positive computer attitudes than those who did not; (3) sex and age did not predict educators' attitudes toward computers; (4) females felt somewhat more favorable toward computer assisted instruction, flowcharting, computers, and calculators; (5) males responded more positively toward programming and BASIC language; (6) older students aged 41-70 were more positive toward computers, calculators, and computer assisted instruction; and (7) younger students aged 20-40 felt more positive toward flowcharting, programming, and BASIC language. (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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