Expanding the View of Preservice Teachers’ Computer Literacy: Implications from Written and Verbal Data and Metaphors as Freehand Drawings
Annette C. Sherry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Changes in attitudes towards computers and basic computer skills of preschool teachers participating in a two year, school-based teacher training program were examined. Written respons-es to a pre/post administration of the Computer Attitude Survey and computer skills survey, freehand drawings of metaphors ex-pressing computer use, and verbal responses from an interview at the conclusion of their program form the database. Quantita-tive analyses indicate that students made significant changes in attitudes toward computers in overall attitudes and on three of four dimensions. Small, but significant, gains were made in over-all computer skills. Proximity of school sites to the university and a combination of an introductory technology course and computer integration in coursework appear to influence overall attitude and three of the attitudinal dimensions, but not comput-er skill acquisition. Degree of participation in instructional col-lege computing does not appear to influence attitude or skill de-velopment. Prior computer use is related only to students' "lik-ing computers." Strong interrater reliability is shown for judg-ments of students' drawn metaphors. Subsequent correlation of these scores with results from the attitudinal survey, coupled with qualitative analysis of themes in metaphors, suggest the va-lidity of continued exploration of this approach to investigate and to support deep reflection on computer usage.
Sherry, A.C. (2000). Expanding the View of Preservice Teachers’ Computer Literacy: Implications from Written and Verbal Data and Metaphors as Freehand Drawings. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 8(3), 187-218. Charlottesville, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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