ERIC Number: ED314020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Applications in Australian Classrooms.
Fitzgerald, D.; And Others
This report describes research conducted on the use of computers in Australian classrooms in order to assist the Australian Education Council task force on education and technology in the preparation of policy advice for the Council. The first of eight sections presents the specific aims of the project, which were to: (1) examine the current use of computers for the support of learning programs; (2) examine attitudes of students, parents, and teachers toward the use of computers in learning programs, and to determine whether any differences exist in attitudes between boys and girls, male and female teachers and parents, and between public and private schools; (3) to review and analyze Australian and overseas literature to identify training and teacher development needs and other targeting of programs that may be required; and (4) to examine other forms of support or assistance that could lead to an improved use of computers for learning purposes. The second section provides a literature review of computer applications in schools and attitudes of teachers, parents, and students; the third describes the survey design used in the study. Results of the survey are reported in the fourth and fifth sections, which outline computer uses, attitudes, and sex differences. The sixth section provides data from the student questionnaire on topics such as perceived competence and computer use, computer attitudes, and differences between female users and non-users. The seventh section comments on sex differences in computer use and attitudes; a summary and recommendations are provided in section eight. (72 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Education, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia