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Title: 
The impact of computers on teachers: A general computer attitude study of teachers in Singapore
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Nov-1998
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Rahmat Hassan, & Cheng, Y. S. (1999). The impact of computers on teachers: A general computer attitude study of teachers in Singapore. In M. Waas (Ed.), Enhancing learning: Challenge of integrating thinking and information technology into the curriculum: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association ( pp. 309-318). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
Abstract: 
The information technology (IT) masterplan for education is a blueprint for the integration
of IT in education as a strategy to meet the challenges of the 21st century. IT-based teaching
and learning will be a key strategy for equipping the young with the skills needed in future.
But before this can be achieved, teachers must first be made to master IT, so there is a need
for them to undergo intensive computer training to be confident enough to use IT in the
classroom. This study is carried out with the purpose of measuring the general computer
attitude of these teachers by using an adapted scale designed in the form of a survey
questionnaire. The general computer attitude is defined by four dimensions: computer
anxiety, computer in-confidence, computer learning and usage in-attitude, and future inperception
on the wide use of computers (in-vision). A short interview with a small sample
is also carried out. Results show that the general computer attitude of teachers is positive,
based on the results derived from the four sub-scales.
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