You are here:

Teachers’ Beliefs about First- and Second-Order Barriers to ICT Integration: Preliminary Findings from a South African Study
PROCEEDINGS

, University of Cape Town, South Africa ; , University of Wollongong, Australia

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Teachers’ beliefs have been shown to play a critical role in their decision to utilize technology in their classrooms, but few studies have examined those beliefs among South African teachers. This paper reports preliminary findings from a qualitative study of Cape Town secondary school teachers that analyzed their belief statements in order to establish their perceptions of first and second order barriers to technology integration. Preliminary findings suggest that a variety of socio-cultural factors impact on teachers’ beliefs and pedagogic practices pertaining to technology use. These factors may inhibit South African teachers from adopting more student-centered pedagogies that foster technology integration. Implications for future research are also discussed.

Citation

Sherman, K. & Howard, S.K. (2012). Teachers’ Beliefs about First- and Second-Order Barriers to ICT Integration: Preliminary Findings from a South African Study. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2098-2105). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 26, 2020 from .

Keywords

References

View References & Citations Map

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.

Suggest Corrections to References

Cited By

View References & Citations Map

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.