ERIC Number: ED296721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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Teacher Attitudes toward Computer Use in the Classroom.
Hannaford, Marion E.
This study of factors that block computer implementation in classrooms tested four hypotheses about the attitudes of preservice and inservice teachers toward scheduling arrangements and instructional use of computers in their classrooms. A semantic differential survey instrument was used to measure the attitudes of 36 Washington State University graduate students, who were surveyed as a sample of inservice teachers, and 37 undergraduate students, who served as a preservice sample. Demographic factors examined included years of teaching experience, previous involvement with computers, and whether the teachers were (or intended to be) subject specialists or classroom teachers. Analyses of the data indicated that both inservice and preservice teachers have positive attitudes toward the computer as a classroom tool and toward the logistics of classroom use of computers. In both cases, however, the attitudes of preservice teachers were found to be more positive than those of inservice teachers. The data provided support for three of the four hypotheses. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (8 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Research and Evaluation Conference of the Washington Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, March 24-25, 1988).