ERIC Number: ED287732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Encourage Literacy of Science Teachers in the Use of Microcomputers (ENLIST Micros). Final Report.
Ellis, James D.; Kuerbis, Paul J.
This document represents the final report of a project which was designed to improve the quality and quantity of microcomputer use in science teaching. The five major goals of the project were met, and 22 essential competencies for computer literacy among science teachers were identified. The model and materials developed tended to be successful in improving the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of science teachers. Results of the project were disseminated by workshops, papers at professional meetings, publicity releases, and published articles. The materials developed and summarized in this document include: (1) a teacher enhancement model that applies to implementing any educational innovation; (2) a definition of what it means to be a computer-literate science teacher; (3) strategies for implementing educational computing; (4) materials and approaches that continue in use without outside support; and (5) a determination of the appropriate use of microcomputers in teaching science. Appendixes, which make up two-thirds of the document, include lists of contributors to ENLIST Micros, evaluation instruments, materials pertaining to the dissemination activities, and responses to the use survey conducted as part of the study. (TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science Education.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.