ERIC Number: ED303143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Improving the Consistency in Which Teachers of Grades Fourth through Sixth Use Microcomputers To Assist Instruction.
Vitchoff, Lorraine G.
Primarily designed to increase the use of the microcomputer in the classroom as a supplement to instruction, this practicum also provided training for teachers in grades 4 through 6 and their principal in a setting which was intended to be functional and nonthreatening to the participants. The 10 participating teachers were given a pre-self-evaluation checklist, and then were trained in computer software and hardware use. In addition, a software catalog was established together with a process to requisition software. Data were collected via pre- and post-evaluation checklists and a tally of the software requisitioned by the study participants. Analyses of these data showed that the behavioral expectations of the practicum had been met, as the teachers and the principal demonstrated an understanding of how to work with a personal computer, a procedure for distributing computers and software was used by the teachers and the principal, and the teachers and the principal became aware of the software that is available in their building. Supporting materials, copies of the two checklists, and the survey results are presented in 21 appendixes, and 20 references are provided. (EW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.