A study of the change process : the implementation of the use of computer technology in classroom teaching

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Enns, Marissa Rae
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1998
The following study has two purposes. The first is to examine key research concerning the process of change in professional development of teachers. The second is to document the experiences of a group of teachers who have made a voluntary attempt to implement the use of computer technology in their classroom teaching for the year of 1996 to 1997. Foothills School District is attempting to introduce new uses of computer technology in the area of Language Learning for staff and students. The primary goal is to facilitate the collaborative process of professional development with a focus on the integration of computer technology in Language learning instruction from grade 6 to 12. Ideally, all Language Learning teachers involved in the project, 10 teachers, will successfully change their teaching to some degree and apply the new uses of computer technology in the classroom. This study provides qualitative evidence of the process of change in professional development. The knowledge provided is useful for teachers, administrators, and school authorities as a point of reference for implementing change in their division.
vi, 60 leaves ; 28 cm. --
Microcomputers , Computer-assisted instruction -- Alberta , Education -- Data processing -- Alberta , Educational innovations -- Alberta , Change