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Early Child Development and Care

1988 Volume 32, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Computers and Childhood Education: Introduction

    John T. Pardeck & John W. Murphy

    Profiles articles in this special issue on computers and childhood education, and indicates areas for future research. (RH) More

    pp. 1-6

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  2. A Developomental Study of Children's Computer-Aptitude and Knowledge about Computer Technology

    Barbara Burns & Elizabeth Ferguson

    A new test of young children's computer aptitude and knowledge about computer technologies was given to kindergarten children and third-grade students. Results are reported. Implications of the... More

    pp. 7-22

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  3. Young Children's Interaction with a Microcomputer

    Steven B. Silvern

    An Apple II computer was placed in a university laboratory school classroom so that children's natural interaction with a computer could be observed. Detailed observational logs were kept for 39... More

    pp. 23-35

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  4. Using the Computer for Early Childhood Screening, Writing Objectives, and Developing Local Norms/Records

    Carol Mardell-Czudnowski & Dorothea Goldenberg

    A computer program, DIAL-LOG, was developed to assist users of DIAL-R, a widely used screening test, in the scoring of young children's performance. The program generates screening reports,... More

    pp. 37-43

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  5. The Benefit of Using CAI with a Six-Year-Old Hearing Impaired Boy Learning Previously Unknown Vocabulary and Spelling Words

    B Luetke-Stahlman

    Two studies demonstrated the usefulness of single-subject research in providing a teacher with empirical support for using one method of instruction rather than another for a particular special... More

    pp. 45-52

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  6. Computer Use with Young Children: Present Perspectives and Future Possibilities

    Phillip B. Waldrop

    Addresses two questions: (1) Can computers be used effectively to teach young children? (2) Should computers be used to teach young children? Directions for future research are suggested. (RH) More

    pp. 59-68

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  7. A Critical Look at Children and Microcomputers: Some Phenomenological Observations

    Larry W. Kreuger

    Discusses effects of introducing children to computers, including effects on children's sense of time and potential negative effects on children's play. Concludes that the trend toward computer... More

    pp. 69-82

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  8. C-AIM: An Exercise in Developing Computer Management of Instruction

    Thomas D. Bishop

    Shares insights concerning preparation needed for using Computer Management of Instruction (CMI), the general structure of a CMI system, and some system features a user might encounter. Describes... More

    pp. 83-99

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  9. Assessing Microcomputer Competencies for the Elementary Teacher: An In-depth Study of Illinois Schools

    Robert C. Morris & Eugene Meyer

    Reports elementary school administrators' and teachers' perceptions of students' competence with microcomputers. The majority of survey respondents were aware that dramatic changes and effects of... More

    pp. 101-18

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  10. The DAISEY Data System: A Computerized System to Support Longitudinal Research

    Garrett K. Mandeville

    Describes a computerized system for collecting test scores and other data that are useful in gauging the performance of children as they progress through the South Carolina public schools. Draws... More

    pp. 119-30

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