ATTITUDES OF TURKISH SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY


Ersoy M. , Kavaklıoğlu O.

Research in Pedagogy, cilt.10, sa.2, ss.324-337, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5937/istrped2002313b
  • Dergi Adı: Research in Pedagogy
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.324-337

Özet

This study aims to evaluate secondary school teachers' attitudes towards technology in terms of various variables. The study attempts to reveal attitudes of teachers towards technology and influence of some variables like gender, self-efficacy, branch, in-service training and the level of education. Technology is becoming more widespread and important in education. The Ministry of National Education (MEB) started the Movement to Increase Opportunities and Technology (FATIH) project. FATIH project is one of the most comprehensive projects developed around the world in order to benefit from technological developments and to have a contemporary human resource. When the studies done in the field of education and technology are examined, it can be seen that they are generally focused on adaptation of technology and students’ perspectives. However, a change without teachers is not possible even with technological developments. Thus, attitudes and approaches of secondary school teachers towards technology are gaining importance since students see teachers as their role models in their most critical period of development. For this reason, it is important to evaluate secondary school teachers' attitudes towards technology in terms of some variables. In this study, the general survey model was used. The population of the study was secondary school teachers working in Sivas during the 2017-2018 academic year. The sample of the study consisted of 200 secondary school teachers and they were selected randomly. In this study, the Scale for Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes towards Technology, developed by Aydın and Karaa (2013) and consisting of 17 items, and Personal Information Form (PIF), developed by the researcher himself by consulting expert opinions, have been used to collect data. SPSS 25 package program has been used in the analysis of the data. Arithmetic mean, t-test and ANOVA analysis methods have been carried out in the analysis of the data.