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A study of the integration of computer technology in the teaching of language arts

, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

University of California, Los Angeles . Awarded


The purpose of this study is to look at the obstacles to teacher use of computers as an instructional tool in the classroom. The methodology consisted of interviews with teachers and administrators, classroom observations, a review of the literature, and the placement WiggleWorks$\rm\sp{TM},$ a computer assisted instructional program in the language arts for primary grades into four first-grade classrooms.

Findings included teacher discomfort with computers, lack of training opportunities, and minimal peer and district support as the major obstacles to successful implementation of this technology in classrooms and school sites.

The study offers recommendations to software publishers, district/school communities, and the UCLA School Management Program. These recommendations intend to facilitate positive change and integration of computers and software as classroom strategies to enhance student learning.


Chernow, D.M. A study of the integration of computer technology in the teaching of language arts. Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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