In this chapter, we take the teachers’ view of computers, in terms of everyday teaching in the classroom in developing countries. What do teachers of computer studies think, and what do their colleagues? We list ways in which teachers perceive computers as helpful or not. We consider how they respond to changes in their position as controllers of events in class and as authoritative sources of knowledge. We review how teachers get involved when computers are being used to teach programming, to teach applications, for computer-assisted learning across the curriculum, and to aid administration. We also consider how teachers’ status is affected by the existence of a national syllabus and public examination in computer studies. We briefly discuss teacher training and support (see Chapter 5 for more detail). Finally, we consider the teachers’ view of evaluation.
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