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Using Computer Databases In Student Problem Solving: A Study Of Eight Social Studies Teachers’ Classes, Lee H. Ehman, Allen D. Glenn, Vivian Johnson, Charles S. White Oct 1990

Using Computer Databases In Student Problem Solving: A Study Of Eight Social Studies Teachers’ Classes, Lee H. Ehman, Allen D. Glenn, Vivian Johnson, Charles S. White

Vivian Johnson

Recent research has shown that computer technology, including databases, is becoming a part of social studies instruction. Yet it still is not clear how teachers are using databases and what are the outcomes from such use. The research reported in this document addresses three principal questions: (1) How do teachers use computer databases in teaching problem solving? (2) What do students learn during this kind of activity? and (3) What are the enablers and inhibitors of successful database use during teaching and problem solving? A case study approach was used in exploring the answers to these questions. Eight teachers and ...