ERIC Number: ED318197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Software into the Curriculum: A Statewide Study.
Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine J.
This study reports the results of a questionnaire mailed to 700 teachers probing uses of computer software in Maine special education programs. Findings based on a 54 percent response (N=381) indicate no significant differences in educational level, previous training, gender, years of experience, or age between computer users and non-users. Impediments to using computers and activities helpful in using computers were also analyzed. There was very little use of computers in areas other than reading and mathematics, and students were not found to regularly use available computers to work on instructional activities. Computers were generally used in special classrooms and resource rooms, rather than being integrated into regular classroom activities. Many students requiring unavailable interface equipment aside from the standard keyboard were unable to use computers. Appendices contain the questionnaire and a list of teacher-preferred software in several curriculum areas. Includes 18 references. (PB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Input Output Devices, Mathematics Instruction, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Special Education, State Surveys, Teacher Background
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine