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ERIC Number: EJ984621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-833X
Using Computers in Jordanian Pre-School Settings: The Views of Pre-School Teachers
Jumiaan, Ibrahim F.; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Hassan, Omayya M.
Australian Educational Computing, v27 n1 p28-33 Sep 2012
Computer technology holds promise for facilitating learning and teaching in the current educational systems at all levels. This study examined computer use in Jordanian pre-school settings. The study surveyed 113 pre-school teachers from 43 pre-school settings, gathering information about their perception of using computer in their classrooms. Later, in-depth interviews were conducted with 15 teachers. The findings showed that computers were employed in a few pre-school settings although the perceptions of pre-school teachers about using computers were generally positive. Pre-school teachers acknowledged the role of computers in developing children's learning and providing them with exciting and meaningful experiences. Moreover, the findings revealed some difficulties faced by the pre-school teachers in using computers, such as lack of funds, lack of encouragement from head teachers, and the large numbers of children in the classroom were found to be the main impediments for not using computers in their practice. The study concluded by putting forward a number of suggestions and recommendations for the field. (Contains 7 tables.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site: http://www.acce.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan