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ERIC Number: ED421965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-6
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Teacher Competencies and Technology Integration.
Bernato, Richard; Fenter, Robert; Johanson, Dale; Mangano, Thomas
This study examined the extent to which computer training has affected Meadowbrook Elementary School, a suburban elementary school on Long Island, New York. The investigation began with a focus group comprised of staff members. Five teachers were chosen and given a series of eight questions that addressed the parameters of computer training in the school. A survey was then administered; 45 of 70 professional staff returned the surveys. Responses were categorized as classroom teachers, special area teachers, and support staff. Information was gathered related to proficiencies and competencies, software applications, observed results of student computer usage, overall benefits for students, and staff development preferences. The following three issues were identified for further analysis: (1) there is little or no difference in findings among the categories of instructional staff, although there were significant differences within job categories; (2) most respondents in all categories believe that intensive training sessions are the key to further integrating the user of computer technology in the instructional setting; and (3) approximately half the staff possesses advanced computer skills regardless of job category. Focus group questions and results are appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A