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ERIC Number: ED315046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-8
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Assessment of Elementary Schools' Computer Laboratories.
Zollman, Alan; Wyrick, James
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the elementary computer laboratories and the Educational Systems Corporation (ESC) software in the Fayette County (Kentucky) Public Schools, a Likert-type questionnaire on teacher attitudes and beliefs was designed, field-tested, revised, and distributed at the end of the 1988 spring semester. Analyses of the 173 responses received indicated that the teachers had very positive attitudes toward the computers, the labs, and the software. Teachers were extremely positive about the decision to set up computer labs with the ESC mathematics and reading software, and a large number felt that each of their students was "on task" throughout the lab period. Most considered the ESC software to be compatible with current mathematics and reading curriculum content and methods. In general, teachers wanted more laboratory time to use the software with their classes. Most teachers stated that they would be willing to work with other staff members and consultants to become more effective in using software for instruction. A copy of the questionnaire with a tally of the responses and comments offered by 53 of the respondents are appended. (6 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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