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Title: Assessment of I.C.T Situation in Senior High Schools, a Case Study in Lower Manya Krobo District
Authors: Adebi-Caesar, Teye Emmanuel
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2012
Abstract: The use of ICT has impacted to some extent on almost every facet of our daily activities be it health, education, sports etc. Children of today grow up with an array of technology, both at home and at school. Educators and governments have also devoted huge resources to the provision of technology in the learning environment. Despite the increase in ICT tools in Ghanaian Senior High schools, most of the schools seem to be teaching ICT literacy instead of a complete integration of the ICT tools in the curriculum to enhance the teaching and learning process. The general objective of the study was, to assess whether ICT tools are really being used to assist and enhance students’ knowledge in the teaching and learning process in four schools in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region. A total sample of 154 teachers took part in the studies. The four (4) schools were considered as strata. Proportional allocation was then used in calculating the number of respondents to be selected from each school. With the help of the headmaster and his assistants the teachers of all the schools used in the study were called to their staff common room and with a simple random sampling the questionnaire was administed. SPSS version 17 was used in generating the various outputs for analysis. Microsoft Excel 2007 was also used in drawing some of the graphs. The main findings of the study were that most of the teachers lack training and knowledge about computers and have no previous experience in the use of computers. Also inadequate ICT infrastructure in the schools is the other major factors inhibiting the integration of ICT into the learning and teaching process. The study also revealed that in spite of the fact that the teachers had computers at their disposal; most of them are not making the best out of it. This clearly shows the negative attitude towards the attainment of the 21st Centaury Educational Goal. The study also revealed that virtually all the schools did not have the required number of computers for studies considering the total number of students. Finally it was revealed through the study that majority of the respondents considered the use of the ICTs as the preserve of the younger generation and that ICT should be taught as a subject on its own and not integrated into all the other subjects.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration, September-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4861
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