ERIC Number: ED432284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Preservice Teachers' Perceived Effectiveness of Technology Resources: A Cross-National Study.
Huang, Shwu-yong L.; Padron, Yolanda N.
This study investigated cross-nationally preservice teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of computers and technology in improving education. Participants were undergraduate education students from the United States and Taiwan; 180 students from each country were randomly selected. A survey instrument that identified types and amounts of technology resources generally found in elementary, middle, and high schools was used. The results indicate that preservice teachers in both countries valued a computer lab in each school and computers in each classroom higher than interactive video equipment or calculators. They also thought that these technology resources were more important and useful for students in high schools than in elementary or middle schools. Preservice teachers in the United States had more positive perceptions of the effectiveness of technology resources in improving education than their counterparts from Taiwan. Findings of this study and their educational implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 22 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States