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Title:Elementary School Teachers' Adoption of Technology in Turkey: An Evaluation
Author(s):Kurt, Serhat
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Susan Noffke
Department / Program:Elementary Education
Discipline:Elementary Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Technology of
Abstract:This is an evaluation of a portion of a project called the Basic Education Project (BEP). BEP is a large project to improve Turkish elementary education. The project includes many different purposes from physical refurbishment of school buildings, to reducing class sizes. This project is also aimed at increasing technology use in education. Through this project, information and communication technology (ICT) classes have been established. This study focused on this part of the project. The main purpose of this study was to investigate factors that hinder or contribute to teachers' technology use in the elementary schools of Turkey. Further, this study investigated the nature and the effects of BEP using a case study approach. The data were collected through interviews, observations, document analyses, and a survey. The results showed that teachers had an overall positive attitude towards using technology and that they believed technology is needed, however, teachers believed that they were not prepared adequately to implement technology. Furthermore, this study found that teachers believed they did not receive sufficient support towards the implementation of BEP, and that teachers' clarity and knowledge of BEP was very limited. This study also identified major barriers to teachers' technology use.
Issue Date:2007
Description:167 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3269948
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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