ERIC Number: ED481667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Evaluating the Integration of Technology in a Teacher Preparation Program.
Klecker, Beverly M.; Lennex, Lesia; Lackner, Katherine
The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology grant at Morehead State University, Kentucky, was designed to have an immediate, simultaneous impact on the education of teacher candidates, professional development of university faculty, and curriculum reform. In the third year of the grant (2002-2003), evaluation focused on the integration of technology into teacher education courses. Data were collected through interviews with 92 teacher education faculty members and the content analysis of 240 syllabi for the same courses. The unit of analysis was the course. Analysis of interview and syllabus data shows that although 100% of the faculty interviewed reported integration of technology into the courses, there were differences among the technology standards incorporated. Analysis of course syllabi shows 15 courses with no mention of technology integration. Discrepancies in the data and the next steps toward curriculum integration and alignment are discussed. An appendix contains state and National Educational Technology standards for technology integration. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Columbus, OH, October 2003).