ERIC Number: ED451195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-11
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GOALS 2000 and Integrated Technology: A National Status Report of Elementary and Secondary School Principals. Final Results.
Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J.
This study used a cross-sectional survey design to determine the extent to which technology has been integrated in the schools with each of the eight National Education Goals as reported by elementary and secondary school principals from urban, suburban, and rural schools. The eight goals are defined in the Goals 2000 legislation enacted in 1994. An operational measure of the integration of technology and Goals 2000 was developed, resulting in a 35-item Likert scale instrument. From samples of 1,000 elementary school principals and 1,000 secondary school principals, 1,023 usable responses, 459 from elementary principals and 535 from secondary principals, were received, a 51% return rate. A researcher also interviewed 50 nonresponders by telephone. Survey results indicate that there may be some discrepancy between principals' perceived use of technology as it relates to each of the eight National Education Goals and what would be expected regarding both in schools today. Principals tended to perceive the inclusion of technology only with respect to Goals 4 and 5, which deal with continuing professional development of teachers and increasing students' competence in mathematics and science. Overall, schools do not appear to be advanced in the expected use of technology, nor are they strongly relating technology to the National Education Goals. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 65 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000