International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.6 (3), pp. 46-53 May, 2019
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
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Original Research Article
Revamping students’ academic performance through the use of information and communication technology in teaching and learning activities: Correlating variables
Joshua M. Kuboja
Department of Curriculum and Teaching University of Arusha, P. O. Box, 07, Usa-River, Arusha –Tanzania.
Author’s Email: kuboja2000(at)yahoo.co.uk
This study sought to correlate variables namely; attitude, training, perceptions and school administrators support over ICT integration in secondary schools in Arusha city. The study employed a survey design where self-constructed questionnaires were distributed to 156 teachers as a sample out of 398 populations. The sample was randomly selected in that each respondent had equal chance to participate in this study. The researcher used Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient to ascertain relationship existing between variables.The findings revealed among all the investigated variables: Teachers training on ICT and support from school leaders have strong relationship with ICT integration while teachers’ attitude and perception towards ICT integration indicated weak relationship. The study concluded thatteachers’ positive attitudes towards and good perceptions of ICT do not necessarily influence the integration of ICT in learning.While the study revealed further that the training of teachers and administrators’ support have direct impact on the integration of ICT inteaching-learning activities.Therefore as matterpriority, the study recommends more effort to be invested in teacher-training and support from school leaders.
Key words: Attitude, perception, ICT integration, training.