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ERIC Number: EJ1108710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Preschool Teachers' Attitudes toward Internet Applications for Professional Development in Taiwan
Chen, Ru-Si
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n10 p2671-2684 Oct 2016
This study focuses on preschool teachers' attitudes toward integrated Internet applications for professional development by a survey in Taiwan. The researcher developed a survey questionnaire consisting of five factors: usefulness, effectiveness, behavioral intention, Internet connection, and professional competence. This study analyzed the survey data from Taiwan's preschool teachers' attitudes through structural equation modeling. The findings show that preschool teachers feel positively toward Internet innovative value to improve their pedagogical practices. Their considerations on usefulness, effectiveness, and behavioral intention using the Internet positively influence their attitudes toward Internet-based professional interactions and abilities. The researcher discussed certain implications of the findings. An enhanced understanding of teacher views toward Internet applications in preschools provides Internet-related implementation and references for innovations and high-quality early childhood professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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