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HU OSA 429-1-2 Use of Computer Techology in Education, Office Automation
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Use of Computer Techology in Education, Office Automation
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1974 - 1999
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19 Archival boxes, 2.38 linear meters
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Mihály Csákó signed the political declaration of the Czechoslovak opposition, the Charta, in 1979, which led to verbal warnings, and in 1980, he was removed from the Institute of Social Sciences. Csákó used his dismissal as an opportunity to work as a documenter at the Computer Science Training Center (KSH SZÁMOK) of the Central Statistical Office to become familiar with information technology. In 1980, he completed the Advanced Management Information Technology Course at the KSH SZÁMOK Training and Development Institute. His focus turned towards the sociological aspects of informatics in Hungary. At SZÁMOK, he met professionals deemed politically undesirable, conducted in-depth interviews with them, and wrote anonymously about robotics. He also participated in the establishment of the information system for housing management in the capital, accompanied former colleagues for interviews, created questionnaires, which led to the publication of a book titled "Mikrosiker" (Microsuccess).

In 1985, he left SZÁMOK since he was not allowed to engage in sociology there. During his time there, he wrote about the history of computer science in Hungary based on interviews with leaders and employees of the National Meteorological Institute (OMSz), SZÁMOK, the Applied Computer Company (SZÁMALK), and the Computer Science Coordination Institute (SzKI). His first significant study in this area was "SZÁMOK in the History of Computer Science, 1977."

The series contains Mihály Csákó's interviews with leaders of OMSz, SZÁMALK, SZÁMOK, and SzKI. There are interviews with István Huszár, president of the Central Statistical Office (KSH), about the Computer Science Central Development Program developed in the 1970s, and an interview with Éva Jani, the former head of the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI). There's also an interview with Dr. Iván Szabó, the editor-in-chief of Computer Technology, from 1983 to 1984. The book he wrote about SZÁMOK's history couldn't be published at that time, so a part of it appeared in a memorial book for Tibor Huszár titled "Csikócsapat" (Colt Team). 

As Mihály Csákó put it, his interest as a freelance sociologist turned to the sociological aspects of computerization. He studied people's opinions about the spread of computerization and examined the relationship of administrators with information technology. Until 1998, he researched the expansion of informatics in schools. Between 1988 and 1994, his research focused on the "Impact of New Technology on Elementary School Students' Metacognitive Development." He investigated the use of computers by elementary school teachers, their attitudes towards computer applications in schools, and the purposes of using computers in schools. The series includes questionnaires with teachers, their opinions, and experiences regarding the use of informatics and computers in elementary schools.

Between 1994 and 1996, at the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), he conducted research with the title "Teachers and Information Technology in Budapest Elementary Schools." The series includes interviews, tables, and the research report. For these research projects, he gathered significant background materials, including experiences from eight countries on school computerization programs: United States, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany (Federal Republic of Germany, FRG), France, Sweden, Bulgaria, 1997. The summaries of the three research projects were published in English in 1985, 1989, and 1994. His extensive collection of background materials includes French and English materials, such as publications from the internationally renowned Centre for the Coordination of Research in and Teaching in Information Science and Society (Centre de coordination pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement en Informatique et Société, C.R.E.I.S.), an organization exploring the societal impacts of informatics, from the years 1981-82.

The series contains studies, interviews, background materials, code instructions, tables, and articles in English, French, and Hungarian related to sociological research on computerization.




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Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.
HU OSA 429-1-2 Use of Computer Techology in Education, Office Automation
BookIconSeries Description
Context
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Identity Statement
Title
Use of Computer Techology in Education, Office Automation
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Date(s)
1974 - 1999
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Series
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Extent and medium (processed)
19 Archival boxes, 2.38 linear meters
Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

Mihály Csákó signed the political declaration of the Czechoslovak opposition, the Charta, in 1979, which led to verbal warnings, and in 1980, he was removed from the Institute of Social Sciences. Csákó used his dismissal as an opportunity to work as a documenter at the Computer Science Training Center (KSH SZÁMOK) of the Central Statistical Office to become familiar with information technology. In 1980, he completed the Advanced Management Information Technology Course at the KSH SZÁMOK Training and Development Institute. His focus turned towards the sociological aspects of informatics in Hungary. At SZÁMOK, he met professionals deemed politically undesirable, conducted in-depth interviews with them, and wrote anonymously about robotics. He also participated in the establishment of the information system for housing management in the capital, accompanied former colleagues for interviews, created questionnaires, which led to the publication of a book titled "Mikrosiker" (Microsuccess).

In 1985, he left SZÁMOK since he was not allowed to engage in sociology there. During his time there, he wrote about the history of computer science in Hungary based on interviews with leaders and employees of the National Meteorological Institute (OMSz), SZÁMOK, the Applied Computer Company (SZÁMALK), and the Computer Science Coordination Institute (SzKI). His first significant study in this area was "SZÁMOK in the History of Computer Science, 1977."

The series contains Mihály Csákó's interviews with leaders of OMSz, SZÁMALK, SZÁMOK, and SzKI. There are interviews with István Huszár, president of the Central Statistical Office (KSH), about the Computer Science Central Development Program developed in the 1970s, and an interview with Éva Jani, the former head of the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI). There's also an interview with Dr. Iván Szabó, the editor-in-chief of Computer Technology, from 1983 to 1984. The book he wrote about SZÁMOK's history couldn't be published at that time, so a part of it appeared in a memorial book for Tibor Huszár titled "Csikócsapat" (Colt Team). 

As Mihály Csákó put it, his interest as a freelance sociologist turned to the sociological aspects of computerization. He studied people's opinions about the spread of computerization and examined the relationship of administrators with information technology. Until 1998, he researched the expansion of informatics in schools. Between 1988 and 1994, his research focused on the "Impact of New Technology on Elementary School Students' Metacognitive Development." He investigated the use of computers by elementary school teachers, their attitudes towards computer applications in schools, and the purposes of using computers in schools. The series includes questionnaires with teachers, their opinions, and experiences regarding the use of informatics and computers in elementary schools.

Between 1994 and 1996, at the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), he conducted research with the title "Teachers and Information Technology in Budapest Elementary Schools." The series includes interviews, tables, and the research report. For these research projects, he gathered significant background materials, including experiences from eight countries on school computerization programs: United States, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany (Federal Republic of Germany, FRG), France, Sweden, Bulgaria, 1997. The summaries of the three research projects were published in English in 1985, 1989, and 1994. His extensive collection of background materials includes French and English materials, such as publications from the internationally renowned Centre for the Coordination of Research in and Teaching in Information Science and Society (Centre de coordination pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement en Informatique et Société, C.R.E.I.S.), an organization exploring the societal impacts of informatics, from the years 1981-82.

The series contains studies, interviews, background materials, code instructions, tables, and articles in English, French, and Hungarian related to sociological research on computerization.




Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing reproduction
Third party rights are to be cleared.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.