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ERIC Number: ED417164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Technological Innovation: Teacher Preparation, Adaptability, and Effectiveness.
Hurley, Noel; Mundy, Pamela
This study examined elementary teachers' perceptions about their preparation for efficient, effective implementation of technology, the adaptability of technology to teaching style, and the effect on students of their technology use, investigating whether there was a correlation between those three variables. This work also examined the effects of the grade level in which the teacher taught on all three variables. Data came from a survey given to elementary teachers in a school that had recently introduced technology-based learning into a traditional school setting. The survey included 47 questions with a four-point response scale. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and one-way analysis of variance. Results indicated that teachers felt strongly that they had been efficiently and effectively prepared for implementing technology, that technology was adaptable to their teaching styles, and that the use of technology positively affected students. There was a positive correlation between the variables "preparation for technology" and "effect on students" and "preparation for technology" and "adaptability of technology to teaching style." Teachers were still at the developmental stage in implementation. The grade level in which teachers taught had no effect on the three variables. (Contains 4 tables and 19 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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