ERIC Number: ED364191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
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The Development and Implementation of a Five-Year Plan for the Integration of Computers throughout a Total School Curriculum.
Sharp, George F., Jr.
This report describes the process used by the Hammonton (New Jersey) Public School District to develop and implement a plan to integrate computers into the K-12 curriculum. A 5-year plan was developed for the acquisition of hardware and software, a voluntary staff development program was implemented in computer applications, integration and multimedia were provided for teachers in the district, and a community public relations program was designed to disseminate information. Five-year plans were unanimously adopted by the Board of Education for implementation during the 1991-92 school year. Several district initiatives that supported the acquisition of hardware and software included the establishment of a school-business partnership and the creation of an education foundation. All of the teachers participating in the staff development program integrated one or more components of computer applications into the classroom environment. Teacher knowledge, perception, and expectations with regard to computer technology and education improved during the implementation process. Finally, efforts to disseminate information to parents and other members of the community also promoted broad, conceptual understandings of the district's initiatives and resulted in improved public attitudes toward computer integration. Surveys on teacher perceptions of computer technology and other data are presented in eight statistical tables and nine figures. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey