ERIC Number: ED387239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Design, Development, and Implementation of an Instructional Program for Kindergarten Teachers To Increase Their Basic Computer Skills through Word Processing Training.
Kindergarten teachers are not receiving instruction in computer literacy, and the kindergarten curriculum does not include instruction in use of computers. A practicum project addressed the problem of bilingual (Spanish-English) kindergarten teachers who did not know how to use computer word processing programs. Major goals of the project were to increase teachers' computer literacy through their: mastery of word processing skills; creation of school-related documents, with graphics; learning of computer maintenance; and mastery of and comfort with computers for application in their teaching and classroom management. The computer instruction and training program that was designed and implemented for the project concentrated on increasing the word processing skills of the bilingual kindergarten teachers using instructional and educational technology. Twelve kindergarten teachers participated in the program. Analysis of evaluation data revealed that the bilingual kindergarten teachers understood basic computer technology, and achieved the goals of the project. (Nine appendices include a copy of the faculty survey questionnaire, computer literacy pre- and posttest, a computer care and maintenance evaluation instrument, and samples of teachers' work. Contains 25 references.) (AA)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Microcomputers, Practicums, Primary Education, Skill Development, Staff Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Workshops, Technology Integration, Training Methods, Word Processing
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.