ASSESSMENT OF PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TEACHERS' USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AT BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL IN SOUTH SOUTH NIGERIA
Department of Guidance and Counselling Delta State University, Abraka.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) serves as a medium through which preservice and inservice teachers can use to teach and learners learn. ICT system could be represented through different stimuli (images, sounds and movement) and address the needs and diverse type of learning (visual, psychomotor and affective). ICT competences are required for every preservice and inservice teachers to survive. This paper, therefore, has assessed preservice and inservice teachers’ use of ICT in teaching at basic education level in South South Nigeria. 1014 respondents representing 20% from three local government areas each in a state which gives a total number of nine local government areas of the three states and 25% sampled of schools also from the three local government areas each in a state which also gives a total number of nine local government areas of the three states by means of stratified and multi-stage sampling techniques were used. A validated instrument was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question, while t-test statistic was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study revealed that there was significant difference between pre-service and in-service teachers’ use of ICT in teaching at basic education level in South-South Nigeria. It was recommended that teacher training institutions should train teachers on ICT skills and competencies required for classroom teaching at basic education level in South-South Nigeria.
Asseement, Preservice, Inservice Teachers, Information Communication Technology, Teaching, Basic Education Level, South South, Nigeria
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