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Computer Technology Training for Prospective Teachers: Computer Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy
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, Berea College, United States ; , University of Virginia, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 8, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

To be effective users of computer technologies and be mod-els for students' computer use, teachers must have positive computer attitudes and feel self-efficacious in using them. The computer training that teachers receive through their teacher education program is likely to foster positive com-puter affect, yet the change may require time and develop-ment. This longitudinal study examined prospective teach-ers' changes in perceived anxiety/discomfort with and use-fulness of computer technology, frequency of using word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, database management, sta-tistical packages, and CD-ROM databases, and perceived self-efficacy with the six selected computer technologies over three years of study. Statistical analyses of data in-volved three time periods and two student teacher cohorts. Significant time effect, cohort effect, and time by cohort in-teraction effect are discussed.

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Milbrath, Y.c.L. & Kinzie, M.B. (2000). Computer Technology Training for Prospective Teachers: Computer Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 8(4), 373-396. Charlottesville, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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