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ERIC Number: ED342616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
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Training Student-Teachers in the Use of Computers in Science Classrooms.
Huppert, Jehuda; Lazarowitz, Reuven
In this study a program for using computers in science classrooms was developed and implemented in a preservice training course for secondary biology teachers (N=31; 8 males and 23 females) in Israel. The effects on student teachers' attitudes were investigated. The program included a sequence of activities in which student teachers became acquainted with the use of relevant software in their subject matter and critically discussed how to intergrate the computer assisted instruction (CAI) into an existing curriculum in their science classrooms. Data obtained in a post-test attitudes questionnaire were compared with the pre-test data and analyzed with a t-test. Student teachers' attitudes became significantly more positive toward the use of CAI in high school curricula in each of the questionnaire's four factors: (1) teaching strategies; (2) understanding science; (3) classroom learning environment; and (4) students' self-esteem. The student teacher questionnaire is appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel