Teacher/Principal Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Technology Integration in the Classroom: Then and Now

Virtual Brief Paper ID: 43301
  1. Alana Lyles
    University of Phoenix

Abstract: In the last few decades, technology has motivated a sea of change in communications. In this technology driven society, we tweet, email, facebook, linkedin, chat, game, stream, text, browse, compute, and much, much more. Indeed, technology permeates almost every aspect of everyday life. Digital mechanisms can be found in everything from doorknobs to life-saving devices. The importance of technology in schools has grown exponentially for decades. Recognizing principals and teachers are the major providers of technology in the classroom, it becomes imminent to keep abreast of their perceptions and attitudes toward the integration of technology in the classroom. The purpose of this discussion is to review and compare present day research and literature with a study conducted about a decade ago, concerning the perceptions and attitudes of teachers and principals toward integrating computer technologies in the classroom


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