Printer Friendly

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

To read the full text of this article, click here: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED501464

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.]

COPYRIGHT 2006 U.S. Department of Education
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Kabadayi, Abdulkadir
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:7TURK
Date:Oct 1, 2006
Words:245
Previous Article:Critical Thinking Dispositions of the Turkish Teacher Candidates.
Next Article:Applications and Problems of Computer Assisted Education in Turkey.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters