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ERIC Number: ED416832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul-21
Pages: 91
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Creating Computer Literate Teachers in a Foreign International School Via Individualized Instruction.
Elwell, John
This practicum paper describes a program implemented at an international school in Spain. The program's objectives were to create positive attitudes concerning technology, increase the participants' computer knowledge and usage, and decrease the amount of time the school's computer coordinator spent solving computer related problems. The target group consisted of 14 teachers who attended three instructional modules over the course of 12 weeks. The primary mode of instruction was individualized training, though the first module also included lectures and discussions. The administration of a computer survey before and after the implementation was one of the methods used to judge the program's degree of success. A review of the computer coordinator's logs, personal interviews with the participants, weekly reviews of session logs, and a program evaluation were also utilized to assess the effects of the program. All of the program's objectives were met with 100% of the target teachers satisfactorily improving their attitudes, knowledge, and usage. The computer coordinator's problem-solving time decreased dramatically. Appendices include: a computer survey; the computer coordinator log - (pre-implementation); a session log; the computer coordinator log - (post-implementation); an individual program goals form; a permission release form; a computer in-service program evaluation questionnaire; and frequency of computer survey responses charts. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/JAK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain