The effect of a word processor on the written composition of second-grade pupils

In response to national concern over declining standards in students' writing abilities, an increasing number of schools have adopted the use of word processors in an effort to increase literacy skills. The instructional effectiveness of word processors in 20 second-grade students was analyzed and it was found that computers facilitate improvement in writing skills.

Author: 
Jones, I.
Year: 
1994
Source: 
Computers in the Schools, Vol. 11, 43-54.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
Grade Level: 
early elementary
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
practice and reinforcement activities