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It has been observed, by the researcher, that during the last five years schools have increasingly used microcomputers in their elementary curricula. In a recent study, Chambers and Bork (1980) selected a sample of 974 school districts, which closely approximated the total U. S. public schools, and conducted a survey in order to assess the current and projected use of the computer in the U. S. public secondary and elementary schools. It was found that nearly 90% of the responding school districts were using the computer in support of the instructional process; this is a dramatic change from the past. Starting with an estimated 13% in 1970, instructional computer usage had increased to 74% in 1980, with an anticipated 87% usage in 1985. The study projected that computer assisted learning will be used by more school districts than any other type of computer application. Usage was anticipated to increase from 54% in 1980 to 74% in 1985.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Mary Nan K. Aldridge


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