EDC Center for Children and Technology
(TR6) Teachers' Beliefs and Technology Integration: Different Values, Different Understandings

The goal of this study was to explore teachers' thinking on how and why they use or do not use information technologies in their classrooms. Are there discernible patterns in how teachers talk about their classroom practices and educational objectives that appear to either facilitate or detract from the integration of technology into their curricula? What, in turn, can we cull from this information that will enable teachers, schools, and districts to integrate technology into educational environments in deep and meaningful ways? The findings of this study suggest that for the teachers we interviewed there is a relationship between their educational goals and objectives and the ways in which they are able to integrate computer-based technologies into their ongoing classroom practices.

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