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ERIC Number: ED418948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
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Computers in Schools of Southeast Texas in 1997.
Henderson, David L.; Renfrow, Raylene
This study examined computer use in southeast Texas schools in 1997. The study population included 110 school districts in Education Service Center Regions IV and VI. These centers serve 22 counties of southeast Texas in the Houston area. Using questionnaires, researchers collected data on brands of computers presently in use, percent of computer literacy among faculty, number of computer labs in the school district, use of networking in labs, and brands of computers by grade level. A total of 56 school districts returned their questionnaires. Similar data were gathered over the past decade in southeast Texas schools. Data analysis indicated that the 56 districts used 38,270 computers with a mean of 683 computers per district in 1997, which was up from 86 per district in 1985, 202 in 1989, 323 in 1991, and 436 in 1994. Of the 38,270 computers, 14,198 were Macintosh, 11,364 were IBM clones, 6,696 were IBM, 5,058 were Apple IIe/IIg's, and 954 were other brands. Apple computers were decreasing in popularity at all grade levels. Over half of the teachers were computer literate. There were 14 computer labs per district, and 84 percent of the labs were networked. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas