Teacher and Computer Self Efficacy in Brazilian Community Schools
Abstract: This paper aims at presenting an ongoing project on the use of ICTs in the in-service training of primary school teachers, working in community schools in the area of Salvador Bahia (State of Bahia, Brazil), called BET K-12. The project is managed by the NewMinE Lab and CEAP, and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The first section is devoted to briefly outline the role that ICTs can play in improving teacher training experiences in developing countries. The second section presents the BET-K12 project approach in detail, in its operational and research parts. The last and third section focuses on the impact issues, outlining the concept of teacher and computer self-efficacy and providing the results of the first questionnaire filled in by CEAP teachers in March 2007.
Presider: Adrienne Floro, Quaker Valley School District