Technology Integration by New Teachers: Is College Preparing Our Future Educators?
Abstract: Technology integration has long been an issue in schools (Edyburn & Gardner, 1999). Preservice teachers have been graduating only to find themselves in schools where technology is prevalent and its use expected by students, parents, and administrators. Many researchers have found, however, that the majority of new teachers had inadequate preparation for this new environment (Dorman, 2001; Drazdowski, Holodick, & Scappaticci, 1998; Stetson & Bagwell, 1999; Whetstone & Carr-Chellmann, 2001; Xu, Dunn, & Lee, 2000). This paper reviews the literature concerning support of technology integration into the classroom learning environment through college coursework. The author will discuss a current study, which may shed light on the university’s role in integration of technology by new teachers within their classroom environment.
Presider: Eva Faahraeus, Stockholm University/KTH