ERIC Number: ED429589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-19
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Teacher Education Students' Beliefs about Technology.
Margerum-Leys, Jon; Marx, Ronald W.
To gain the perspective of nine students currently being prepared to become teachers, this study used semi-structured interviews to examine their beliefs about computer-based educational technology. Areas for study included their views on the role of technology in the K-12 classroom, as well as their beliefs about their own skills in using technology and their perspectives on the most effective means of acquiring skills and implementing technology-infused activities into their classroom practice. Analysis found that participants' beliefs could be grouped into eight categories: background information; social dynamics; computers as used by teachers; computers as used by students; curriculum; learning about using computers; knowing about using computers; and availability of computers at school sites. Representative participants' responses in each category are reported, giving a detailed view of these preservice teachers' beliefs. Appendices include the coding structures and coding response tables. Contains 56 references. (Author/AEF)
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