Title

A Scale for Assessing Student Attitudes Toward Computers: Preliminary Findings

Keywords

computer, computer age, student, technology

Abstract

The computer age is arriving at schools across the nation. The number of personal computers for instructional use in public elementary and secondary schools has been increasing rapidly and is expected to continue increasing. With the arrival of this new technology, edu- cators are facing new challenges about how to use, and teach students to use, computers effectively. Ernest. L. Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, believes that three priori- ties and challenges for schools who purchase computers are (a) to help students learn about computers, (b) to help students learn with computers, and (c) to help students learn from computers.

Original Publication Citation

Richards, P.S., Johnson, D.W., & Johnson, R.T. (1986). A scale for assessing student attitudes towards computers: Preliminary findings. Computers in the Schools, 3, 31-38.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1986

Publisher

Computers in the Schools

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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