ERIC Number: ED328351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Achieving Student Mastery Learning of Fifth Grade Minimal Standards for Computer Literacy through the Development and Use of a Computer Literacy Program.
Dafeldecker, Cheryl Temple
A teacher in gifted education implemented and evaluated a 9-week practicum intervention designed to: (1) produce computer literacy materials that would enable fourth and fifth graders to meet minimal standards for computer literacy in Florida; and (2) produce corresponding in-service materials for teachers. A teacher's manual was developed from county materials and other public domain materials on computer instruction. The manual correlated materials and activities to minimal standards, and organized them in a logical, teachable progression. A student's booklet was compiled from the activities and materials in the teacher's manual. Included were activity sheets; cut-and-paste pages; and informative pages on terms, procedures, and facts. Two 45-minute in-service sessions were conducted with participating teachers. After teachers had mastered the minimal standards, the program was implemented in classrooms. Target teachers were asked to teach the computer literacy program at least twice a week for 30 minutes per lesson. Evaluation data revealed that 55 of 181 target students achieved a posttest score of 80 percent or better. Teachers improved significantly in knowledge of computers. Measures and instruments are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University.