ERIC Number: ED444540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Perceptions of Teachers at Miami Shores/Barry University (MSBU) Charter School of Using Computers in Their Classrooms for Teaching.
This study examines the perceptions of middle school teachers at the Miami Shores/Barry University Charter School (Florida) toward using computers in a classroom environment for teaching. A purposive sampling technique was used to select the school and the teachers involved in the study. A constructivist approach was used to understand the perceptions of the teachers about computers and computer-related applications in their classrooms. All participants were interviewed about their perceptions of computers and were observed using them in their classrooms. Kvale's six steps of analysis method was used for the interview analysis. The data revealed an overlying theme of using computers as tools for different purposes. Computers are perceived as teaching tools, classroom management tools, and communicative tools. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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.