Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

December 1998

Abstract

In the study, the population of educators in 21st Century Classrooms across the State of Tennessee was surveyed to determine teachers' satisfaction with 21st Century program implementation and associated changes in instructional practices. During fall 1998, six hundred of the 4,800 21st century classroom teachers were surveyed using the Technology Use Questionnaire. Three hundred two completed surveys were returned. Frequency rates and percentages were calculated for each of the 33 questions and the 8 demographic items. The questions were grouped into 7 subscales: Administration, Teacher Training, Implementation, Integration, Use on the Job, Use at Home and Instructional Change. Correlation analysis determined that at the.05 alpha level there were significant relationships between 5 subscales (Administration, Teacher Training, Implementation of the Technology Plan, Integration, and Use on the Job) and Instructional Change. Conversely, there was no significant relationship between the demographic data and instructional change. In general, teachers were unsatisfied with the implementation of the Master Plan for the 21st Century program and had made only moderate instructional changes. The correlation data supported previous research citing teacher training, use on the job, inclusion in future planning, administrative support as impacting instructional change.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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