Design and Evaluation of a Staff Development Program for Technology in Small Schools

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Technology experts suggest that one barrier in implementing technology has been a lack of appropriate training for teachers. Past efforts have been few in number, poor in quality, and uncoordinated. Some large school districts are developing comprehensive programs. However, few models exist and none are suitable for small school districts. The purposes of this study were: (1) to survey 53 small school districts in Texas to identify hardware and software configurations, patterns of recent technology staff development, and needs for future technology staff development; (2) to design a staff development program which addresses these technology needs; and (3) to evaluate ... continued below

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Halderman, Cheri Floyd December 1992.

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Technology experts suggest that one barrier in implementing technology has been a lack of appropriate training for teachers. Past efforts have been few in number, poor in quality, and uncoordinated. Some large school districts are developing comprehensive programs. However, few models exist and none are suitable for small school districts. The purposes of this study were: (1) to survey 53 small school districts in Texas to identify hardware and software configurations, patterns of recent technology staff development, and needs for future technology staff development; (2) to design a staff development program which addresses these technology needs; and (3) to evaluate the program in a small school district.

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Halderman, Cheri Floyd. Design and Evaluation of a Staff Development Program for Technology in Small Schools, dissertation, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278548/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .