ERIC Number: ED266036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Mathematics and Science: Patterns of Microcomputer Use.
Shavelson, Richard J.; And Others
This study of "successful" teachers' microcomputer-based mathematics and science instruction had three objectives: (1) to describe how teachers who were nominated by their peers as "successful" microcomputer-using teachers use the technology for instruction; (2) to describe how these uses vary as a function of teacher characteristics and district, school, and classroom contexts; and (3) to make recommendations based on these teachers' suggestions for educating teachers in the instructional uses of microcomputers and for developing courseware that serves teachers' pedagogical aims. Sections in the report after the introduction include: theoretical framework, method, patterns of microcomputer-based instruction, teachers' attitudes and knowledge and teaching contexts, staff development for microcomputer-based instruction, characteristics of teacher-friendly courseware, and conclusions and recommendations. A bibliography is included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness
The Rand Corp., 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.