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ERIC Number: ED511893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-5
Pages: 100
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 170
Contrasting Technology Integration and Traditional Methodology in Adult ESL Instruction
Kinser, Jeong-Lan
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The usage of technology in adult ESL classrooms needs to be examined as it is creating new opportunities and added challenges. The purpose of the study was to explore how technology was being used in such environment and what factors contributed as supports or hindrances to technology use. Interviews, questionnaires, and observations were used to collect data in two schools. Participant groups included administers, teachers, and students. Results of the qualitative analysis indicated that most respondents were universally familiar with using technology, but professional development seemed to be needed for teachers to feel comfortable applying their interests and knowledge about using technology into the curriculum. Administrators' support was identified as an important factor in teacher and student use of technology in their schools; their role in terms of funding and training was instrumental. Time appeared as an issue in technology integration; all participants wanted more. Teachers' attitudes and teaching approaches affected their integration of technology into the curriculum.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A