TITLE

DETERMINANTS OF BASIC SCHOOL TEACHERS' LEVEL OF COMPUTER LITERACY IN GHANA

AUTHOR(S)
AHIATROGAH, PAUL DELA; ARMAH, ELISHA D'ARCHIMEDES
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Research in Computer Application & Mana;Nov2013, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Computer literacy is very important in every aspect of life and its role in education is increasingly becoming more crucial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of gender, subject specialization, teaching experience, and school status on basic school teachers' level of computer literacy in Ghana. The sample of the study covered 30 basic schools (20 public schools and 10 private schools) in Jomoro District in the western region of Ghana. In all 105 teachers participated in the study. An instrument structured on a 4 point likert scale and which yielded reliability coefficients of 0.944 was used to collect data. The study showed that statistically significant differences exist between males and females in their familiarity with some types of Information Communication Technology. More male teachers than female teachers were familiar with Hard disk, RAM, CD-ROM, Monitor, Sound Card, and Joystick. The study also showed that teacher's major subject area and the teaching experience had no effect on their familiarity with Information Communication Technology. Finally, the study also revealed that Public and Private school teachers did not differ significantly in their familiarity with Information Communication Technology. It is recommended that more attention should be paid to Information Communication Technology in the initial teacher training programme in Ghana. The colleges of education must be well equipped with Information Communication Technology facilities so that they can train teachers with good knowledge in Information Communication Technology for our basic schools.
ACCESSION #
87676350

 

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