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ERIC Number: EJ1086973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Integrating Computers in the Classroom: Barriers and Teachers' Attitudes
Zyad, Hicham
International Journal of Instruction, v9 n1 p65-78 Jan 2016
In recent years, several attempts have been made to reform instructional practices in the Moroccan educational system, marking the turn of the new millennium as a unique historical period pregnant with potential, aspirations and challenges. In light of the spirit of this millennium, the present paper aims to report a study that investigated secondary education teachers' attitudes towards ICT implementation in the El-Jadida province as well as the barriers that hinder the spread of ICT use for teaching purposes. Drawing on the technology acceptance model, the study used a mixed-methods approach for data collection and reputational sampling to select interview participants. In juxtaposition, the results obtained from both data sets identified several conflicts between teachers' behavioral readiness to utilize ICT in the classroom and a range of barriers that slow down the process of ICT integration. Despite teachers' positive attitudes towards ICT, it is still largely underused. The study found that this is mainly ascribable to curricular, infrastructural and logistical barriers that have to be removed to boost teachers' attitudes and encourage them to use ICT in the classroom. The study has several implications for theory, research, teacher professional development, and practice.
International Journal of Instruction. Usak University, College of Education, Ankara Izmir Yolu, 1 Eylul Kampusu, Usak, 64200, Turkey. Tel: +90-5357355455; e-mail: iji@ogu.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Morocco