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ERIC Number: ED470180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 7
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The Effects of Computer Training on Turkish Teachers' Attitudes toward Computers and the Effects of Computer-Supported Lessons on Turkish Students' Reported Motivation to Lessons.
Varank, Ilhan
Within the last 20 years, the quantity of computers in American schools has significantly increased. However, teachers have not been adequately using computers in the classroom. A similar trend is the Turkish Ministry of Education's investment in a significant amount of money to purchase computers for public schools in Turkey. In this study, the effect of an educational computing training program on Turkish teachers' attitudes toward computers and the effect of computer-integrated classes on Turkish students' motivation is investigated. The subjects of the study were 21 middle school teachers and their students. There were two independent variables: teacher training and computer-supported instruction implemented by the trained teachers. Because empirical studies about computer usage in Turkish schools could not be located, some data for American schools is presented first to indicate what might also be true for the Turkish schools. The study sought to understand how Turkish teachers respond to an instruction computing training program design based on data from research conducted in the United States, and how Turkish students respond to computer integrated lessons created by trained teachers. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey