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"Factors That Affect Teachers' Attitudes Toward Using Technology Through a Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Practices"
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, , , Southern Utah University, United States ; , , , , Hokkaido University of Education, Japan ; , Southern Utah University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The use of technology within schools is of great importance and it is imperative to identify what factors may be keeping some educators from implementing technology in their classrooms. Recent studies have shown when educators utilize technology in their classrooms they have higher levels of confidence, engage in greater collaboration efforts with colleagues, and participate more frequently in professional development activities. While numerous studies have examined various factors that affect teachers’ technology attitudes and use of technology, there is very little research conducting an international comparison on this issue. In the present study, the student researchers, along with faculty mentors, have conducted a cross-cultural analysis between the United States and Japan which compare the attitudes of elementary school teachers towards technology use. Although both Japan and the U.S. are technologically advanced nations, the present study intends to examine how extensively technology is used in educational environments with differing teaching customs.

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Kusano, K., Frederiksen, S., Jones, L., Mukoyama, Y., Yamagishi, T., Sadaki, K., Ishizuka, H. & Kobayashi, M. (2012). "Factors That Affect Teachers' Attitudes Toward Using Technology Through a Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Practices". In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 1833-1839). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 26, 2020 from .

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