ERIC Number: ED371550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
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Attitudes towards, Preferences for, and Knowledge of Computers among Gifted and Average Junior High Children.
Singh, Jagjit K.
A descriptive study was conducted in three junior high schools in Calgary (Alberta) to examine: (1) student attitudes toward computers, (2) student preferences for different kinds of software, and (3) student knowledge of computers and computer applications. Subjects (n=157) completed a survey designed to evaluate their attitudes and knowledge level. Findings indicated the following: more boys than girls reported feeling comfortable using computers; the gifted respondents reported enjoying computers more and finding them more useful; more boys than girls reported not having used the listed software; gifted students preferred the BASIC programming language whereas average students preferred LOGO; average children scored higher than gifted children on knowledge of hardware and software concepts; and boys scored higher than girls on hardware concepts. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)