ERIC Number: ED432238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
A Comparative Study of Student Teachers' Computer Use during the Practicum.
This study compared student teachers' computer use in two universities--the University of Guam and a U.S. mainland university. Teacher education in the two universities took a different approach in providing computer training to preservice teachers. One offered a stand-alone computer training core course. The other integrated computer training into methods courses. The study focused on the manner and frequency of computer use by student teachers during the practicum, student teachers' perceptions of training adequacy, student teachers' attitudes towards the use of computers in teaching, and factors influencing student teachers' computer use. Results revealed that student teachers' computer use was limited in both universities. Implications of this finding and various ways of computer integration in teacher education programs are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 18 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Student Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Training, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.