This study's goal is to set forth guidelines for designing educational courseware that meets teachers' subject-matter and pedagogical needs and for educating preservice and inservice teachers in the instructional uses of microcomputers. To this end, the study examines the relationships among teachers' attitudes toward computers, their knowledge of computers and the subject matter taught, and their uses of microcomputers for instruction. This paper briefly describes the study and reports preliminary impressions and findings.
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