ERIC Number: ED374974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Investigating Middle School Students' Technology Use in Mathematics through Systematic Classroom Observation.
Huang, Shwu-Yong L.; Waxman, Hersholt C.
Since there are many criticisms of self-reported assessments of technology use, it is important to observe the actual extent to which technology is used in classrooms and to look specifically at the technology use of individual students, because it may differentiate the academic success or failure of these students. The present study conducted systematic observations in multi-ethnic middle school mathematics classrooms to examine whether or not there were gender, ethnic, or grade-level differences in 1,315 students' use of technology. The school district selected for the study is located in the vicinity of a major metropolitan city in the south central United States. The multivariate analysis of results revealed that there were only grade-level differences among students in their use of technology. Contains 27 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).