ERIC Number: ED440089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
A Comparative Analysis of Present and Preferred Situations of Elementary Grade Teachers in Using Computers for Classroom Instruction.
This study explored elementary school teachers' personal experiences with using computers in the classroom, their present use of computers in the classroom, and their views on current computer use as compared to their preferred use in classroom instruction. A total of 149 teachers from 15 elementary schools randomly chosen from two counties in western New York participated in the study. Teachers answered a survey questionnaire on their training in, and knowledge of, computers; their comfort level in using computers for teaching; and their computer use in classroom instruction. The teachers also discussed the amount of training they would prefer to receive, their preferred comfort level in using computers in the classroom, and their preferred level of integrating computers into their teaching. Based on teachers' responses, significant differences and positive correlations were found between teachers' present computer training, level of comfort, and computer usage in the classroom as compared to their preferred training, comfort level, and usage. The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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