Changes in Teacher Attitudes During Information Technology Training
Gerald Knezek, U. of North Texas ; Rhonda Christensen, Texas Ctr. for Educational Tech. ; Des Rice, Lamar University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A compendium of 14 previously-published instruments for assessing teachers’ attitudes toward information technology was used to measure pre-post changes among nine groups of K-12 educators completing six weekly training sessions in a southern Texas public school district during 1995-96. Teachers were introduced to the significance of information technology in society and instructed in Macintosh computer applications focusing primarily on teacher productivity. One-hundred eighteen educators completed both pretest and post test questionnaires. This paper contains a description of the attitudinal changes that occurred in teachers during their technology training sessions.
Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Rice, D. (1997). Changes in Teacher Attitudes During Information Technology Training. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 763-766). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).