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ERIC Number: ED318793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Computers in Japanese Schools.
Watanabe, Ryo; Sawada, Toshio
Results of surveys conducted to determine the present situation and trends in the use of computers in Japanese elementary and lower and upper secondary schools are summarized. Much of the data quoted comes from surveys by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture in Japan. The extent of the use of computers in elementary and secondary schools has been rather limited, although experimental projects on the use of computers for computer assisted instruction/learning in schools have been undertaken for more than 20 years. Most of these experiments have been conducted in university laboratories. Currently, more schools are being equipped with microcomputers for educational uses. The average number of software items possessed by public elementary schools in 1989 was 19.6; the respective figures for lower and upper public secondary schools were 27.5 and 78.5. These numbers represent appreciable increases over the previous year. Data are also available on the types and uses of software. Other data provide information concerning: (1) the integration of computer education into curricula; (2) computer literacy of and training for teachers and teachers' attitudes toward computers; and (3) problems associated with the introduction of computers into schools. The document concludes with a discussion of policy directions and measures taken by the Japanese government. Fifteen data tables are included. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan