An Instrument for Self-Appraisal of General Preparation in Technology for Prospective Teachers
Rhonda Christensen, Cesareo Morales, Theresa Overall, Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this study was to create and pilot test an assessment tool for pre-service teachers based on national standards regarding their general preparation to use technology in the classroom. The survey was produced from the The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) committee designations of General Preparation Profile for Prospective Teachers. Analysis of data from the survey yielded high (Alpha = .93) internal consistency reliability for a set of 112 pre-service teacher educators spanning years 2, 3, and 4 in university programs. Hierarchical cluster analysis carried out on the data indicated that at least four of the six categories of standards designated by the development committee align reasonably well with those empirically derived from the data. These findings indicate that the General Preparation Profile for Prospective Teachers Survey is a generally solid self-appraisal instrument that is worthy of wide-scale use.
Christensen, R., Morales, C., Overall, T. & Knezek, G. (2003). An Instrument for Self-Appraisal of General Preparation in Technology for Prospective Teachers. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 734-737). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).