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ERIC Number: EJ1085259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Attitude Towards Computers and Classroom Management of Language School Teachers
Jalali, Sara; Panahzade, Vahid; Firouzmand, Ali
International Journal of Instruction, v7 n2 p35-50 Jul 2014
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is the realization of computers in schools and universities which has potentially enhanced the language learning experience inside the classrooms. The integration of the technologies into the classroom demands that the teachers adopt a number of classroom management procedures to maintain a more learner-centered and conducive language learning environment. The current study explored the relationship between computer attitudes and behavior and instructional classroom management approaches implemented by English institute teachers. In so doing, a total of 105 male (n = 27) and female (n = 78) EFL teachers participated in this study. A computer attitude questionnaire adapted from Albirini (2006) and a Behavior and Instructional Management Scale (BIMS) adopted from Martin and Sass (2010) were benefitted from for the purpose of collecting the data. The results of the Pearson Correlation Coefficient revealed that there were no significant relationships between attitude and behavior and instructional management across gender. However, it was found that the more male teachers experience tendency toward using computers in their classes, the more teacher-centered their classes become. In addition, the more female teachers are prone to use computers in their classes, the more student-centered and lenient their classes become.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran