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ERIC Number: ED287466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Microcomputers in Oregon Public Schools. A Statewide Survey.
Lamon, William E.
This statewide survey (parelleling a 1983 study) was conducted by the Oregon Department of Education in 1985 to assess the status of microcomputer usage and instructional microcomputing in the public schools of the state. A total of 1,181 principals responded to the mailed questionnaire for a response rate of 96% as opposed to 90% in 1983. The information sought was similar to the 1983 survey in requesting data on: the number and types of computers used for instruction; how the microcomputers were being used for each of the most prevailing instructional functions; the number of computer literate teachers; and whether the individual school districts had computer literacy goals. Additional questions addressed: the location of computers in the schools; whether the school had designated a computer coordinator; the types of students receiving instruction in computer literacy; and the percentage of teachers using computers for instruction. Comparisons of the results of the two surveys show: (1) an increase of 132% in the number of computers used for instruction; (2) a significant increase in the number of computers per school; and (3) a shift in the provision of computer literacy instruction from all students in 1983 to, in 1985, those students in grades 7-12 who were taking mathematics or science courses. A comparison of these survey results with the results of the latest national survey of instructional uses of school computers (edited by Henry Becker) concludes the brief narrative report. Tables displaying the data for the current survey are presented in two appendices which make up the major part of this report. (RP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon