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ERIC Number: EJ719937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
If Not Here, Where? Understanding Teachers' Use of Technology in Silicon Valley Schools
Hernandez-Ramos, Pedro
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v38 n1 p39-64 Fall 2005
This article presents results of a survey conducted in the spring of 2004 of practicing teachers in K-12 schools in Santa Clara County, California, also known as "Silicon Valley." Exposure to technology in teaching preparation programs, knowledge of software applications, and constructivist beliefs were found to be positively related to more frequent use of technology by teachers, both for themselves and their students. Other factors such as availability of technical support also seem to affect frequency of technology use. It is argued that the individual teachers do not mainly determine technology integration in K-12 classrooms, even in technology-centric regions such as Silicon Valley, but that other technology-specific and contextual factors also play critical roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California