ERIC Number: ED276415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Policies for Increasing the Use of Microcomputers in Instruction.
Winkler, John D.; And Others
This report describes the results of a national survey of computer supervisors in 155 public school districts that currently own microcomputers. Data from this survey were used to examine the incentive value of a variety of administrative computer policies for encouraging more widespread participation by teachers in inservice training and use of microcomputers as a tool for instruction in subject matter classes. Such policies include technical support, rewards and incentives for teachers, and the involvement of teaching staff in decisions about the implementation of microcomputer-based instruction. The report presents the conceptual framework for the study; reviews the literature on improving participation in inservice training and encouraging educational innovations; describes the survey and presents the survey results; and discusses the implications of the findings for educational research and policy. Statistical data are presented in 12 tables, the survey instrument is appended, and references are provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Microcomputers, Motivation, Policy Formation, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Staff Development, Surveys, Teacher Participation
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, Ca 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.