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Research and evaluation

1986

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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Evaluation Of A Logo Computer Curriculum For Upper Level Elementary School Students , Marilyn Hecht Blaustein Jan 1986

Evaluation Of A Logo Computer Curriculum For Upper Level Elementary School Students , Marilyn Hecht Blaustein

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

With the proliferation of computers in the elementary schools, evaluation of computer curricula has become increasingly important. One of the purposes of this study was to test a causal model that attempted to identify factors related to upper elementary school students' attitudes and performance using the computer programming language Logo. Factors considered included student entry characteristics, attitudes toward the computer experience, subjective and objective measures of achievement, as well as sex and grade. A secondary area of emphasis was the effect of sex on attitudes, experiences and performance using the Logo language. The model was operationalized using measures derived from ...