Date Approved

4-30-1998

Embargo Period

8-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Sterling High School (Somerdale, N.J.); Interns (Education); School administrators--Training of

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of teacher attitudes on the integration of educational technologies into the curriculum at Sterling High School as a means to assess the effectiveness of the district's technology plan.

A descriptive research method was used in the study that included a school-wide technology survey of teachers and follow-up interviews with 20% of the teaching staff. The technology survey instrument and interview questions were developed by the researcher and reviewed by the technology committee of Sterling High School. Percentages of responses were used as the primary method of data analysis along with narrative summaries of interviews.

The results of the study indicated that 61% of the teachers who responded to the survey had an overall positive attitude towards integrating educational technologies into the curriculum. Video technologies were used most frequently in instruction by the teachers who participated in the study. Major concerns expressed by the teachers in the study included access to educational technology, reliability of the equipment, time to develop instructional activities that use technology, administrative support and staff development on using Internet resources. The study indicated that there was a relationship between teachers with positive attitudes and the frequency of educational technology integration into the curriculum.

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