Findings from the Survey on Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Private Schools: 1998-99
Findings from the Survey on Advanced Telecommunications in U.S.
Private Schools: 1998-99 show an increase in computer and Internet
availability in private schools since the survey was first conducted in
1995. For example, the number of students per computer decreased from nine
to six, the porportion of private schools connected to the Internet
increased from 25 to 67 percent, and the porportion of instructional rooms
in private schools that were connected to the Internet increased from 5
percent to 25 percent.
However, compared to public schools, private
schools reported more students per instructional computer with Internet
access, they were less likely to be connected to the Internet, and they
reported proportionately fewer instructional rooms with Internet access.
Data on the use of advanced telecommunications indicate that 45 percent of
all private school teachers regularly used computers and/or advanced
telecommunications for teaching in 1998-99, and almost two-thirds of all
private schools offered or participated in some type of advanced
telecommunications training for teachers.
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