Survey of Sampled Higher Education Institutions in Alabama
Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
This survey examined the extent of implementation of technology standards into Alabama preservice teacher education programs Researchers identified five graduate and five undergraduate education programs with the highest enrollments at the 15 higher education institutions affiliated with the ALAPT3 project. Contacts at 10 of the schools of education provided names of people knowledgeable about the targeted programs at their institutions. These people answered questions on a Web page about beginning, partial, and full implementation of technology standards. Analysis of data from 54 programs indicated that graduate programs were farther along in their implementation than were undergraduate programs. Elementary education programs had the highest level of implementation. Over 80 percent of the standards across these programs were reported to be fully implemented. Standards with the highest level of implementation for undergraduate programs included using technology to enhance professional growth and using technology for instruction, student assessment, management, reporting and communication with parents/guardians. For graduate programs, standards with the highest level of implementation included developing and implementing a classroom management plan to ensure equitable and effective student access to technology resources and using technology to enhance professional growth. Tables of results are appended. (SM)
Nix, T., Snyder, S. & Fritschi, J. (2002). Survey of Sampled Higher Education Institutions in Alabama. Presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2002.