ERIC Number: ED396667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Research on the IBM Grant Program's Impact on Teacher Preparation.
Bitter, Gary G.; Pryor, Brandt W.
Technology is not often a factor in classroom activities because teachers are untrained in its use. In 1990, International Business Machines (IBM) contributed over 30 million dollars' worth of workstations, networking hardware and software, IBM courseware, cash, and training to prompt 144 selected teacher preparation programs to integrate technology into their curricula. This paper describes a study evaluating the impact of these contributions, based on data and comments received from the sites in the fall of 1992 (response rate 92%). The study discovered that 63% of teacher preparation faculty were trained in the use of IBM equipment, 44% of them because of the grant program, and that the numbers of pre-service and in-service teachers so trained increased in three successive academic years. (Contains 6 figures and 15 references.) (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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