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ERIC Number: ED502012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
The Effects of Computer Assisted English Instruction on High School Preparatory Students' Attitudes towards Computers and English
Ates, Alev; Altunay, Ugur; Altun, Eralp
Online Submission, Journal of Theory and Practice in Education v2 n2 p97-112 2006
The aim of this research was to discern the effects of computer assisted English instruction on English language preparatory students' attitudes towards computers and English in a Turkish-medium high school with an intensive English program. A quasi-experimental time series research design, also called "before-after" or "repeated measures" design, was used in this research. As a sample, one group of students (20 female and 10 male) was randomly assigned. The research had two phases: traditional English instruction and computer assisted English instruction (CAEI). The instruments for data collection were a Scale for Attitudes Towards English and a Scale for Attitudes Towards Computers, which were given three times at intervals of two weeks. According to the findings, the students' scores of attitude towards computers and English after CAEI increased significantly. However, the correlations between the increases in the students' attitude scores, their gender, and their monthly income were found to be insignificant. This research design is advised for researchers to see the variation and trend of measurements, in particular contexts in time. (Contains 6 figures and 9 tables.) [Abstract provided in both English and Turkish.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey