Investigating Palestinian in-service teachers’ beliefs about the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into teaching English
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to look into how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used in teaching English language from the point-of-view of English language teachers in Palestine. A quantitative approach was employed to collect data from 780 language school teachers from 260 schools who participated in a course project utilizing ICT in English as a Foreign Language teaching (TEFL). These participants responded to a questionnaire survey about the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic on language education and how they dealt with these. We statistically analysed the responses through four domains: the use of ICT in students’ lives; the use of ICT in education generally; the use of ICT to support learning and teaching in EFL; and teachers’ perceived skills for using ICT in education. Results indicated that English language teachers in Palestinian public schools believed that ICT has clear potential to support the learning of English, but that there remain barriers to its implementation. Teachers feel equipped to use ICT but would like to see a greater emphasis on training in order to maximise their teaching.
CitationQaddumi, H., Smith, M., Masd, K., Bakeer, A. and Abu-Ulbeh, W. (2023) Investigating Palestinian in-service teachers’ beliefs about the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into teaching English. Education and Information Technologies (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-023-11689-6
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Springer on 15/03/2023, available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-023-11689-6 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version. For re-use please see the publisher's terms and conditions: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/policies/accepted-manuscript-terms