The Relationship of Computer Literacy to the Performance of Teachers

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In this study, “competence”, refers to the ability of high school teachers to apply their teaching skills, classroom management skills, and evaluation skills in the field of teaching. Computer. Is an electronic device capable of interpreting and executing programmed command for input, output computation and logic operation.4 Computer literacy. Computer literacy is the knowledge and understanding of computer. Computers are sometimes thought unjustifiably to demand deep electronics. In actuality, computers, like any other discipline, inspire different levels of expertise.5 In this study, the term “Computer Literacy” refers to teachers’ level of knowledge and skills about the use of computers in teaching. 3Carter V. Good, Dictionary of Education (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1973, p. 121. 4Larry Long, Introduction to Computer and Information Processing (Prentice Hall International Edition, Philippine Reprint, 1993, p. 11. 5Microsoft Press, Computer Dictionary (Kalookan City: Philippine Graphic Arts, Inc., 1991) p. 77. Literacy. Literacy means the ability to read and write.6 In this study, the term “literacy” is the ability to read programs and instructions. Teachers. A teacher is a person employed in an official capacity for the purpose of giving instruction to students in an educational institution, whether public or private.7 In this study, the term “teacher” refers to the person including department head who teaches at Fort Bonifacio High School and Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino High School. Teaching Competency. Teaching competency refers to a set of knowledge, ability, and beliefs one possesses and brings to the teaching situation.8 In this study, “teaching competency” refers to the knowledge, abilities, skills, and beliefs of teachers teaching at the Fort Bonifacio High School and Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino High School. 6New Choice: English Dictionary, New Edition (China; Peter Haddock Limited, 1997), p. 193. 7Ibid, p. 1894. 8Donald M. Medley,...
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