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ERIC Number: EJ1098642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
A Descriptive Study of Technology Use in an Urban Setting: Implications for Schools Change
Teclehaimanot, Berhane
Journal on School Educational Technology, v4 n2 p14-28 Sep-Nov 2008
Technology is an integral part of educational goals today. A study of technology use in a large urban Midwestern school district found that teachers have equipment available to them, but it is oftentimes inadequate, inconvenient, or not working. Teachers would like to use technology, but in reality they don't use it. Part of the reason is lack of professional development. However, software limitations, school district policies that limit access and usage, and lack of technical support also account for this limited usage. Teachers are not requiring their students to use the equipment, but they would like to do so. This is due to limited software and hardware availability; focus on drill-and-kill applications, inadequate funding, and lack of school district vision for technology integration. A model for school change is presented and implications for change in technology usage in schools are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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