An investigation into the introduction of microcomputers into four primary schools

Russell, Steven Terry (1988) An investigation into the introduction of microcomputers into four primary schools. Masters thesis, Middlesex Polytechnic.

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Abstract

During 1982, the government supplied finance to primary schools for the purchase of one microcomputer system. This investigation focused on the organization and management of the computer system (and extra hardware purchased) in four primary schools. Also under investigation was the application of the computer in the classroom.
The four schools were severely hampered by the minimal amount of hardware available to them. This limitation affected individual teacher choice of software for use with pupils. Also, the introduction of the computer did not occur in parallel with a central in-service initiative.
county guidelines for the use of microcomputers in primary schools were introduced two years after the microcomputers were bought, illustrating the point that county were not aware of the potential use of the computer at the time of introduction. Ultimately, such guidelines from county bore little relation to what was actually happening in the classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: This dissertation is submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy.
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
B. > Theses
Item ID: 11106
Depositing User: Adam Miller
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 09:36
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 03:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11106

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