ERIC Number: ED411279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Teachers' Attitudes toward Technology: Psychometric Evaluation of the Technology Attitude Survey.
McFarlane, Terry A.; Hoffman, Eleanor R.; Green, Kathy E.
Teachers' attitudes play a critical role in the effectiveness of technology. The Technology Attitude Survey (TAS) was developed to assess teachers' attitudes toward the general use of technology as an educational tool in the classroom. Reliability and validity of the TAS were investigated. A small pilot study showed high reliability. Pretest and posttest data were then collected from 86 foreign language teachers participating in a training program on the use of technology to enhance foreign language instruction. A single underlying factor explained item intercorrelations. Reliability for the measure was high. Validity was supported by moderate correlations with the computer competency scale of the Teacher Effectiveness Scales. The TAS appears to be a reliable measure of teachers' attitudes toward technology. The Scale is attached. (Contains two tables and eight references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).