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ERIC Number: EJ1080787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
A Five-Stage Model of Computer Technology Integration into Teacher Education Curriculum
Toledo, Cheri
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n2 p177-191 2005
Three teacher education programs were studied to explore the process of integrating computer technology into the curriculum. The focus of this study was to define the stages that schools, colleges, and departments of education experienced as faculty and students moved from lower to higher levels of computer technology use and integration. Data were gathered at the participating sites from three sources: teacher education faculty members, key informants, and focus groups. In-depth interviews were conducted with the key informants and with focus groups (administrator, key informant, faculty member(s), computer technology support person, and student). The gathered data were used to answer the research question: What are the defining characteristics of the stages of development that departments of education experience as they infuse computer technology into the teacher education curriculum? The findings of this research resulted in the emergence of a Five-Stage Model for computer technology integration into teacher education programs: pre-integration, transition, development, expansion, and system-wide integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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