ERIC Number: ED444539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Attitudes of Prospective High School Mathematics Teachers towards Integrating Information Technologies into Their Future Teaching.
This paper examines why the number of high school mathematics teachers who integrate computers into their math classes remains relatively low by analyzing the attitudes of prospective high school mathematics teachers. Data were gathered from written questionnaires and class discussions of four classes of prospective high school mathematics teachers in a course on integrating computers in the teaching of mathematics. Analysis of pro and con arguments about integrating computer activities in their future teaching of mathematics revealed a two-dimensional theoretical framework of cognitive, affective, and social factors according to the five categories that represent the class's components; i.e., the learners, the teacher, the learning material, the class atmosphere, and the learning environment. The paper briefly explains what each category means and presents pro and con arguments in each category as presented by the prospective teachers. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference: Proceedings of SITE 2000 (11th, San Diego, California, February 8-12, 2000). Volumes 1-3; see IR 020 112.