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ERIC Number: EJ856792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
What Happens as Student Teachers Who Made Very Good Use of ICT during Pre-Service Training Enter Their First Year of Teaching?
Hammond, Michael; Fragkouli, Elpiniki; Suandi, Ida; Crosson, Sue; Ingram, Jennifer; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Kingston, Yvette; Pope, Melanie; Wray, David
Teacher Development, v13 n2 p93-106 May 2009
This paper looks at new teachers' use of information and communications technology (ICT) at the start of their first year of teaching. A previous study was made of 40 student teachers (May-July 2007) who were identified as very good users of ICT. This is a follow-up study involving 30 of these 40 participants during their first months of teaching (November-February 2008). Drawing on interview and observation data the study describes the use these new teachers make of ICT and considers the factors which encourage and discourage that use. It finds that they continue to see ICT as supporting both their whole-class teaching and pupils' independent working. The impact ICT has in the classroom provides the underlying rationale for its use by new teachers. Environmental factors, including access and expectations in school, further influence ICT use. Pre-service training remains a strong influence, in particular past modelling of ICT use by mentors and tutors. The findings are discussed in the context of the wider literature. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)