Computer Supported Instruction in California Elementary and Secondary Schools. A Status Report
A survey instrument was sent to the superintendent of each school district in California in June 1980 to gather information about the uses of computers in instruction in the state's public elementary and secondary schools. The findings of the study indicate that: (1) just over one-third of the districts use computers in instruction; (2) at least two-thirds of the computer using districts use microcomputers; (3) hands-on experience in 82 percent of computer using districts is limited to less than 25 percent of the students; (4) mathematics followed by computer science/literacy, business education, and career education are the most popular curricular applications; (5) BASIC is used in over 60 percent of the instructional applications; (6) over 60 percent of the teachers in districts using computers are either unprepared or inadequately prepared to function in a computer supported environment; and (7) one-third of the districts not using computers are planning to initiate a program next year or soon thereafter. (Author/LLS)
Stutzman, C.R. Computer Supported Instruction in California Elementary and Secondary Schools. A Status Report.