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ERIC Number: ED342719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 18
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Are Social Studies Teachers Using Computers?
Northrup, Terry
This report summarizes a study in which social studies teachers were surveyed to discover teachers' attitudes towards computers, teacher access to computers, teacher use of computers, the types of computer programs used by teachers, and the perceived need for computer training. A national sample of social studies teachers (n=405) was surveyed as well as a sample of social studies teachers (n=63) in Texas. There was little overall difference between the responses of the national sample and those of the Texas sample. The findings of the study include the following responses: social studies teachers have a very positive attitude toward computers; they have wide access to computers; large numbers of teachers do use computers in their work; and social studies teachers not only need but desire training in, for example, software availability and effective classroom techniques. A 9-item bibliography is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas