Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Winsor, Helen Bruce

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

High school teachers--Illinois||Home economics--Computer-assisted instruction

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how Illinois home economics teachers were using computers in their classroom and what barriers these teachers perceived to computer use in their classroom. A survey of Illinois home economics teachers revealed that only 29% were using computers in their classes. However, 71% of those not currently using computers anticipated doing so in the near or immediate future. The most common perceived barrier to computer use was support from administration. Other barriers were lack of interest, software selection, and quality of home economics software. A relationship was found between the probability of computer integration and a teacher's age, years of teaching, and date of the last professional development course taken.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-34)

Extent

48 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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