ERIC Number: EJ723734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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Managing Teachers' Barriers to ICT Integration in Singapore Schools
Lim, Cher Ping; Khine, Myint
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v14 n1 p97-125 Jan 2006
This article examines the strategies employed by four Singapore schools (two primary and two junior colleges) to manage barriers to information and communication technologies (ICT) integration. Based on the observations of ICT-mediated lessons and face-to-face interviews with teachers, ICT heads-of-department and school principals, six strategies are identified and discussed: (a) appointment of technical support staff, (b) appointment and training of student ICT helpers, (c) sufficient time for teachers to prepare for ICT-mediated lessons, (d) collaboration among teachers in preparing ICT-mediated lessons, (e) support provided by school leaders in addressing teachers' ICT concerns, and (f) training, demonstrations or advice for teachers on how to incorporate ICT into classroom instruction. A further four recommendations are made by the authors to support these strategies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Observation, Interviews, Teacher Collaboration, Lesson Plans, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore