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ERIC Number: EJ1017326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
ICT Usage of Pre-service Teachers: Cultural Comparison for Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Demirli, Cihad
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v13 n2 p1095-1105 Spr 2013
The importance of ICTs has become the undisputed in the present century. Studies have been conducted to investigate the use of ICTs with the goal of increase in quality of teacher education for a long time. This study is a cross-cultural comparison in terms of pre-service teachers' level of ICT usage, ICT knowledge and attitudes. The study was conducted in three different universities, two in Turkey and one in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A total of 709 pre-service teacher participated in the study, 385 from Turkey and from 324 Bosnia and Herzegovina. To this end, three different questionnaires were used: the ICT usage for educational purposes scale (ICT-U), the ICT knowledge scale (ICT-K), and the Internet attitude scale (IAS). According to the results significant differences were found between two countries in terms of ICT usage. ICT knowledge was determined as the most explaining variable for the level of ICT use. Culture is also found to be predictive. The study results revealed the need to take into consideration cultural differences in ensuring the integration of ICTs.
Educational Consultancy, Ltd (EDAM). Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk., SBK Is Merkezi No:5 Kat:1, Uskudar-Istanbul, 34692 Turkey. Tel: +90-216-481-30-23; Fax: +90-216-481-31-36; e-mail: editor@edam.com.tr; Web site: http://www.edam.com.tr/estp.asp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Turkey