Computer Teachers' Attitudes toward Ethical Use of Computers in Elementary Schools


ÖZER N. , UĞURLU C. T. , BEYCİOĞLU K.

ETHICAL TECHNOLOGY USE, POLICY, AND REACTIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS, ss.46-55, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1882-4.ch004
  • Dergi Adı: ETHICAL TECHNOLOGY USE, POLICY, AND REACTIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46-55

Özet

This descriptive study explores the elementary school computer teachers' attitudes and awareness regarding ethical computer use in classrooms and the differences in teachers' attitudes and awareness in terms of demographic variables including gender, teaching experiences, pre-service/in-service education about ethical computer use. In order to measure computer teachers' attitudes, awareness, and teaching practices regarding computer ethics, an adopted version of Cyberethics Questionnaire (CEQ), originally developed by Yamano (2004), was used in this study. The CEQ was administered to 150 teachers working for elementary schools in Hatay, Turkey. After incomplete and erroneous forms were discarded, a total number of 141 questionnaires completed by 60 female and 81 male computer teachers were considered for analysis. Results show that the opinions of male and female teachers are significantly different.