Elementary teachers' beliefs regarding the use of the Internet in K-5 classrooms and the impact on their teaching practices
AuthorGeranis, Joyce Monica
AdvisorParker, Stephanie A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis is a study to examine and describe of elementary teachers' beliefs regarding the use of the Internet in K-5 classrooms and the impact of the use of the Internet on their teaching practices. Primary participants were drawn from a pool of 277 teachers from 15 sites selected for convenience from a large urban school district in the southwestern United States. Data included a semi-structured and an open-ended interview. Participants also completed the Stages of Concern Questionnaire, a thirty-five item Likert scale from the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM). Quantitative data was collected in the form of a paper/pencil survey and questionnaire. The selected literature review covered the use of the Internet in schools, teacher professional development, motivation, and the diffusion of educational innovations.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Educational Leadership and Administration