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ERIC Number: ED560368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 117
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-6003-9
Jordanian Social Studies Teachers' Attitudes and Their Perceptions of Competency Needed for Implemeting Technology in Their Classrooms
Al-Bataineh, Mohammad T.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University
This study used a cross-sectional survey design to examine the attitudes of Jordanian seventh to twelfth-grade social studies teachers toward technology, and their perceptions of the competency needed for implementing technology in their classrooms. It also explored the relationship between teachers' attitudes and their percptions of competency for implementing technology. The convenience sample of Jordanian social studies teachers (n = 221) was a blend of male (n = 135) and female teachers (n = 86). Results indicated that teachers with relatively high positive attitudes toward implementing technology were far more likely to have high perceptions of competency needed for implementing technology in social studies classrooms in the country of Jordan. Furthermore, the youngest male teachers had higher attitudes towards implementing technology than the youngest female teachers, while the oldest male teachers had less positive attitudes than the oldest female teachers. The result of the study provides information that is useful to social studies educators, professional development leaders, national policy makers and teachers of social studies who are interested in understanding the factors that affect technology use in social studies classrooms in Jordan. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan