THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTER IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN LOGO ON THE ATTITUDES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TOWARD USING COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM.
AuthorPOTTER, THOMAS GENE.
Elementary school teachers -- In-service training.
Elementary school teachers -- Psychology.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA total of 47 teachers, randomly selected from 1328 elementary school teachers in a Southwestern urban school district, were randomly assigned to two six-hour, introductory computer in-services. Teachers receiving the BASIC in-service and the LOGO in-service were administered an attitude survey after the in-services. The survey was composed of seven demographic questions, 20-items designated to test attitudes toward computers in general and 20-items designed to test attitudes toward computers in the elementary school classroom. Scores were analyzed to determine the effect of the two treatments on attitudes as well as the effect of four demographic variables, regardless of treatment, on teacher's attitudes. There were no significant differences in attitudes of subjects receiving the BASIC in-service and those receiving the LOGO in-service. In addition, the previous computer training, grade level taught, and gender of the subjects, did not appear to affect their attitudes toward computers in general and in elementary school classrooms. One demographic variable, years of teaching experience, did significantly affect the mean scores on the attitude instrument. Those teachers in the study with one to fifteen years of teaching experience demonstrated a significantly more positive attitude toward computers in the elementary school classroom and toward computers in general as compared to those with 16 or more years of teaching experience.
Degree ProgramElementary Education