ERIC Number: ED385978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Studies of Special Education Administrative Involvement in Computer Implementation. Final Report--Phase II.
Robey, Elaine; And Others
This second phase of a project to promote adoption of new educational technology by special education administrators includes three case studies conducted in eastern U.S. school districts. Information was gathered on activities and perspectives of special education administrators concerning technology, technology implementation in the district, and the use of computer technology in special education. Surveys generated information on demographics of the school district and the local schools and on hardware and software used by the school districts. Interviews were conducted with special education administrators, computer coordinators, and teachers involved with computer use, as were observations regarding computer usage. Survey results for the three school districts are presented, including demographics, key staff involved, planning and evaluation of new programs using technology, special education planning and evaluation, provisions for training and technical assistance, hardware and software selection and use, and alternative uses of computers. In addition to an analysis of the survey results, administrator guidelines are presented for integrating computer technology into special education programs. Study questionnaires are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macro International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Note: For Phase I report, see ED 324 837.