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ERIC Number: ED358091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 18
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Preservice Teachers' Computer Attitudes in Non-Computer Classes.
McEneaney, John E.; And Others
Most studies investigating preservice teachers' attitudes towards computers have drawn subjects from required computer classes or from elective courses. This study examines computer attitudes of preservice teachers in reading, mathematics, and science education methods courses which have not traditionally emphasized the role of computers in the classroom. An instrument measuring attitude was developed and administered to preservice teacher education students (N=360) enrolled in noncomputer education methods courses. Results of the study, reported in two stages, indicate that the factor structure of student attitudes toward computers in methods courses is similar to that assessed in computer education courses and represent: (1) general attitudes towards computers; (2) positive feelings for computers; (3) understanding the utility of computers; and (4) negative feelings for computers. Contrary to expectations, however, the attitudes of students in required methods courses were significantly more positive than the attitudes of their counterparts in computer education electives. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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