International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.2 (10), pp. 121-128 December, 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
Article ID:/15/EPRR/034/08 pages
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Original Research Article
Teachers’ perception of integration of computers in classroom teaching in public secondary schools in Nyamira sub-county, Nyamira county, Kenya
1Keoro Andrew Nyamota, 2*Yungungu Alice M. and 3Ogolla Bernard O
1Kericho Teachers Training College, Department of Education.
2Moi University, School of Education, Department of Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media P.O Box 3900-30100 Eldoret-Kenya.
3Moi University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing and Management Sciences P.O Box 3900-30100 Eldoret-Kenya.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: aliceyungungu(at)yahoo.com
The purpose of the study was to investigate teachers’ perception of integration of computers in classroom teaching in public secondary schools in Nyamira Sub-county, Nyamira County, Kenya. This study drew inspiration from the Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) Theory. Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study because of its appropriateness in seeking relevant information that describes existing phenomena and to find facts that yields accurate information. This study targeted secondary school teachers of public secondary schools in Nyamira Sub-county, Nyamira County, Kenya. To achieve representativeness, thirty percent of the public secondary schools in each division of the district were randomly selected from which forty-six participants were selected for the study. Data analysis was done with frequency distributions and percentages in the form of tables and bar charts using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The results of the study showed that majority (80%) of the teachers had positive perception of computer integration in teaching. In order to improve teachers’ perception of computer integration, it was recommended that computer integration in teaching should be promoted and “marketed” in teacher training colleges and during in-service workshops, conferences and seminars.
Key words: Perception, teachers, computer, teaching.