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Preservice Teachers' Views of Appropriate Technology

Preservice Teachers' Views of Appropriate Technology
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Author(s): Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) and Craig Shepard (University of Georgia, USA)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA) and Holim Song (Texas Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch015

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Abstract

National organizations, federal policy and academic standards all call for technology to be integrated into K-12 classrooms in ways that are likely to influence student achievement. While access to technology is at an all-time high, research on technology use still indicates that teachers do not integrate technology effectively. This chapter focuses on preparing pre-service teachers to integrate technology into their classroom. We present a synthesis of literature on technology in teacher education programs as well as findings from a research study on pre-service teacher’s shifting perceptions of technology integration over approximately a year. Lastly, we provide implications for future research studies regarding the influence of teacher education programs on pre-service teachers’ technology integration development.

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