What experiences have early preservice teachers had with computers and how does that relate to their inclinations to use computers in their future classrooms?
Horne, Mary Ann
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This study analyzed the responses of 234 preservice teachers to a 201-item survey of their prior and current computer related technology (CRT) use, and their inclinations to use CRT in their own classrooms when they become teachers. The analyses indicate that these preservice teachers are familiar with and use common CRT applications like word processing, but are less familiar with the creative possibilities that CRT offers the classroom teacher. The study found evidence that CRT familiarity and previous educational use of CRT correlated with higher inclination to use CRT in their future classrooms. Earlier CRT gaming was the other factor that correlated significantly with inclination to use CRT in future classrooms.