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This study was implemented to assess the state of computer technology in the Tri-County area; to determine the status of computer usage; and to provide a frame of reference for the broad technological status for comparison among schools. The population of the study, consisting of 91 elementary schools, 30 middle/junior high schools, and 25 secondary schools, responded to a survey requiring both qualitative and quantitative responses. Analyses of the data indicated that there is a wide range in the amount of computer usage at all school levels; the Tri-County area has the necessary hardware to effectively use computers in instruction; schools are limited by the lack of teacher experience and type of software; the student/computer ratio at all levels in the area is below the national average; 57% of the computers in schools were located in labs primarily found in middle and secondary schools; and the potential for successful implementation of computers in the area hinges on the development of a clear-cut plan for the integration of technology into the schools at the district level. Charts and tables illustrate the findings of the survey and a copy of the questionnaire is appended. (ALF)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, County School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Inventory, Laboratories, Microcomputers, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Telecommunications

Autor: McMullen, David W.; Keane, Daniel F.


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