Computers in Schools in Ghana: Implications for Teacher Preparation
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Turner, S. (2006). Computers in Schools in Ghana: Implications for Teacher Preparation. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 2068-2075). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2006
Orlando, Florida, USA
March 19, 2006
Caroline M. Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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This study examines computer use in eight non-urban secondary schools in Ghana. The purpose was to understand how teachers and students use computers in their classrooms: What is the computer learning environment? What training have teachers had? What challenges and barriers do teachers face in using technology? Data were gathered from observations in school classrooms, interviews with teachers and headmasters, and document analysis. The study found the use of computers is confined to labs where students learn software applications and computer literacy. Classroom observations revealed that teachers typically used traditional, teacher-centered instructional strategies in which the teacher talks and students listen, write notes, recite answers, and do a few activities on the computer. The study concludes with recommendations for improving the way schools prepare students to use technology and a discussion of the implications for teacher preparation.
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