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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Secondary, Post Secondary and Vocational Education

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The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that all teachers need in order to use computers effectively in education. It was the intent of the investigation to develop a list of essential competencies to serve as guidelines in the formulation of objectives for computer coursework in teacher training programs and in the formulation of recommendations for state requirements for teacher endorsement in computer literacy; In accordance with the first question in Tyler's rationale, three sources were used to collect information about computer competencies for teachers: (a) contemporary life, (b) subject specialists or experts, and (c) learners. Specific strategies were used to collect information from the sources; these were (a) reviewing the literature (contemporary life), (b) soliciting information from colleges and universities (experts), and (c) surveying professors (experts), teachers (learners), and students (learners); The review of the literature yielded a number of important competencies. These were developed into a survey. Computer objectives collected from the universities were tabulated and compared with the means of the survey items. Thirteen of the survey items were viewed by the groups as essential competencies. It was suggested that these thirteen competencies should become the basis for computer coursework and should be required of all students and teachers seeking certification or recertification.


Competencies; Computer; Guidelines; Identification; Preparation; Programs; Teacher; Training

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Teachers--Training of

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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