TEACHERS ATTITUDES ON THE USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING READING SKILLS IN LIMURU-ZONE, KIAMBU COUNTY KENYA
Keywords:Attitude, on, the, use, of, ICT, in, teaching, reading, skills
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is a vital component of improving educational quality. Despite the numerous advantages of ICT in everyday life, both in and out of school, studies have revealed that integration is slow, especially at the ECDE level. Technology is advantageous when is used to improve reading skills. However, it is unclear to what extent this has been achieved in Limuru Zone in terms of reading skills. The study's objective was to determine teachers' attitudes toward the use of ICT in teaching English reading skills. The study targeted 15 head teachers, 28 teachers, and 1233 grade three pupils in Limuru zone public primary schools. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 5 schools, 5 head teachers, and 10 grade three teachers. A sample of 250 grade three pupils were also chosen from table of random numbers. Questionnaire was used for data collection for the selected teachers. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data collected. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages. The data was presented using tables and graphs. The study revealed that majority of teachers have a positive attitude toward ICT use in teaching. Further, recommended that Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD) should develop a capacity-building program to improve teacher ICT training, with a focus on integrating ICT into teaching and learning.
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