ERIC Number: ED360954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Education: A Survey of Computer Technology in the Westchester/Putnam Schools.
Flank, Sandra G.; Livesey, Lynne
The Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., a coalition of business, education, and the community, surveyed the state of education in the schools of Westchester and Putnam counties (New York) to establish baseline data in the region and to suggest some future directions. In January 1992, a questionnaire was sent to all of the school districts of the county; and the responses were supplemented by interviews with 13 superintendents, faculty, or staff members. The mean student/computer ratio for all districts was 10.03, compared to 1 computer for 17 students statewide. The size of the district had little effect on the number of computers available, but the greatest numbers of computers and the most modern equipment seem to be at the high school level. Apple computers appear to predominate at the lower levels, with IBM and Macintosh more common at higher levels. Districts are making specific plans to purchase new computers for use in a number of disciplines, and they recognize the need for telecommunications. Plans for the future must focus on quality of technology as well as quantity. Eleven tables and nine figures present study data. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers, Futures (of Society), Interviews, Mail Surveys, Microcomputers, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Districts, School Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Superintendents, Tables (Data), Telecommunications, Use Studies
Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., 222 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., White Plains, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York