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ERIC Number: EJ1227419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Analysing the Nigerian Teacher's Readiness for Technology Integration
Ifinedo, Eloho; Saarela, Mirka; Hämälänen, Timo
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v15 n3 p34-52 2019
Technology integration promises better quality in education. This integration is challenging to accomplish, especially for teachers in a developing country like Nigeria where the demand for education remains a struggle in the face of dwindling resources. The technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework promotes designing strategies suitable for the teachers' needs. Therefore, in order to determine the readiness of the Nigerian teachers for technology integration, this study examines the Nigerian teacher educators' (N=136) TPACK and the relationship among the constructs using self-completion survey and partial least square techniques. The results reveal that among the seven knowledge constructs, the teachers' technological, pedagogical, and technological pedagogical knowledge are the most significant predictors of their TPACK. The theoretical and practical implications of the result are discussed thereafter.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, Technology Integration, Developing Nations, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, 21st Century Skills
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria