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Analyzing Pre-School Student Teachers' and Their Cooperating Teachers' Attitudes towards the Use of Educational Technology.

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Educators have been optimistic that technology would enhance teaching and learning by effective use of educational technology in classroom atmosphere. But, little attention has focused on the attitudes of both preschool pre-service and their cooperating teachers towards using educational technology in the classroom. This study employed an "attitude scale" to provide insights into the prospective pre-school pre-service and their cooperating teachers' attitudes towards the use of technology in the classroom. A 36 item, 5-point Likert-type scale was administered to all entry level preschool pre-service student teachers (n = 160) enrolled in the Faculty of Education of Selcuk University during the 2005-2006 academic year and their preschool cooperating teachers (n = 100) working in Konya. Results indicated that significant differences exist between pre-service and their cooperating preschool teachers from their "views on the use of educational technology", "use of activities in preschool classes" and "use of educational technology in preschool classes". Implications for pre-service and cooperating teacher education and further research are discussed. (Contains 9 tables.) [Abstract included in Turkish.]

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Author:Kabadayi, Abdulkadir
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:7TURK
Date:Oct 1, 2006
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