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ERIC Number: EJ996914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Users and Experts: Greek Primary Teachers' Views about Boys, Girls, ICTs and Computing
Vekiri, Ioanna
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v22 n1 p73-87 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine primary teachers' views about the abilities and personality characteristics of boys and girls relative to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and computing, and to explore the relationship of teachers' gender-stereotyped views with teachers' gender, age, computer experience and self-efficacy in educational computer use. Participants were 241 Greek primary teachers who responded to a structured questionnaire. All teachers recognised that developing ICT skills was equally important for all students, but nearly half of them thought that boys were more likely to have the aptitude, interest and personality characteristics to pursue studies in information or computer science. Teacher views on gender and technology were not associated with teacher gender, self-efficacy in educational ICT use, computer experience or age. Findings suggest that teacher preparation and professional development programmes should address gender equity issues. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece