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Technology in the Service of Creativity: Computer Assisted Writing Project--Stetson Middle School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Final Report
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Abstract

The American Library Association's Carroll Preston Baber Research Award supported this project on the use, impact and feasibility of a computer assisted writing facility located in the library of Stetson Middle School in Philadelphia, an inner city school with a population of minority, "at risk" students. The writing facility consisted of five Apple IIGS computer systems with two Imagewriter II printers, provided with matching funds from the Philadelphia School District. Students were regularly scheduled into the writing center. In addition, free time was available. The project was conducted during the 1987-88 school year. Results indicated that the attitude of the students toward writing with computers was very positive. There was an improvement in writing skills. Students' attitude toward the library was positive. There was no apparent change in school attendance. The project proved to be a feasible model for a school library/media center, especially one that serves disadvantaged youngsters; however, more staff time is needed for the additional service. A detailed evaluation of the project, which is appended to the final report, makes up more than half of the document. Copies of both teacher and student questionnaires are included. (Author/CGD)

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Bender, E. Technology in the Service of Creativity: Computer Assisted Writing Project--Stetson Middle School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Final Report. Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .

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