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Parents' Perceptions and Concerns of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative: Implications for Teacher Education

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Analyzing data gathered from pre- and post-surveys administered during the first year of the implementation, the researchers investigated parents' perceptions and concerns of the 1:1 laptop initiative in a high school context and its implication for the teacher education. Surprisingly, teachers' different beliefs in technology integration and varying levels of TPACK was found to be parents' biggest concerns. Implications for the teacher education are discussed in the paper, as well as suggestions for teacher educators to better prepare pre-service teachers for more productive parent-teacher partnerships.


Jin, Y. & Schmidt-Crawford, D. (2017). Parents' Perceptions and Concerns of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative: Implications for Teacher Education. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 776-783). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .

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