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1. Mendham, Brandi-Lyn. A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood.

Degree: PhD, Leadership and Counseling, 2014, Eastern Michigan University

In this study, teacher self-efficacy regarding technology use was examined. Data from a sample of teachers were analyzed to determine the degree to which these educators felt comfortable and confident with the infusion of technology in their practice. Additionally, the beliefs and attitudes these educators held toward the developmental appropriateness of technology were analyzed to determine if the level of integration in their classrooms was impacted by these beliefs and attitudes. This study analyzed surveys from 41 teachers (preschool and kindergarten) along with interviews of six participating teachers in the West Shore Educational Service District region in Michigan. Four of the primary findings of the study were the existance of a clear division between districts that have access to technology and those who do not based on a perceived unequal distribution of funding or focus on technology in the classroom. A second finding was that even in districts where technology was available, there were concerns about teachers struggling with the integration of it due to lack of training. Often times, teachers were feeling unprepared to teach with the tools provided and they were apprehensive about the use and worried children will perceive their limitations. The third primary finding was the importance of the teacher facilitating the learning and guiding the use of the technology tools with early learners so that they are used purposefully and with intention. Finally, the fourth primary finding was that the level of technology implementation tended to be higher for teachers with more years of experience, but was significantly higher for teachers who used the iPad in more personal ways suggesting that those who were using the devices outside of their classroom instruction were also those who were implementing more in the classroom. Advisors/Committee Members: James Berry, Ed.D., Chair, David Anderson, Ed.D., Julie Chlebo, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: kindergarten; preschool children; technology; Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Mendham, B. (2014). A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood. (Doctoral Dissertation). Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved from http://commons.emich.edu/theses/633

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mendham, Brandi-Lyn. “A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Eastern Michigan University. Accessed March 18, 2019. http://commons.emich.edu/theses/633.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mendham, Brandi-Lyn. “A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood.” 2014. Web. 18 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Mendham B. A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Eastern Michigan University; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 18]. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/633.

Council of Science Editors:

Mendham B. A mixed methods study of the beliefs and attitudes of teachers regarding the developmental appropriateness of technology in early childhood. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Eastern Michigan University; 2014. Available from: http://commons.emich.edu/theses/633

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