The effect of teachers' attitudes and perceptions on their ability to integrate technology. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Mo'dad, Lama
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T13:14:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T13:14:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-28
dc.date.submitted 2011-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1021
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-100). en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to study the effect of teachers‟ perceptions and beliefs about technology on their abilities to integrate computer use in their teaching practices. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are used sequentially to answer the three research questions proposed in the study. This study conducted in five private schools in Beirut incorporates three data collection methods. First, an attitude scale is distributed to purposefully selected schools in order to assess teachers‟ attitudes towards technology. Second, a questionnaire is distributed to staff responsible for professional development in these selected schools to evaluate technology professional development for teachers. Finally, to develop a deeper insight of the results gained the attitude scale and the questionnaire are complemented with in-person semi-structured interviews. The results portray that teachers‟ positive attitude towards technology was coupled with a moderate use of technology integration in the classroom. Although teachers perceived the importance of the role of technology they were still resistant to integrate it. Furthermore, the results gathered suggest that some private schools in Beirut are not preparing teachers with the skills needed to become long life technology learners but rather they are mostly focusing on teaching specific technical skills. Finally the results gathered in this thesis suggest that teachers‟ personal use of computers as cognitive and communicative tools is not considered as a predictor for their willingness and ability to integrate technology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Educational technology en_US
dc.subject Effective teaching en_US
dc.subject Teachers -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Teachers -- Effect of technological innovations on en_US
dc.title The effect of teachers' attitudes and perceptions on their ability to integrate technology. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200302203 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leila Harmoush
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Majdalani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 125 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Integrating Educational Technology en_US
dc.keywords Instructional Technology en_US
dc.keywords Educational Technology en_US
dc.keywords Technology Professional Development en_US
dc.keywords Teachers‟ Attitudes towards Technology en_US
dc.keywords Teachers‟ Perceptions towards Technology en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.28 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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