International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Prospective Teachers’ Attitude towards the Use of ICT : An Empirical Approach in Pakistan.
Dr. Tariq Hussain

The quality of education depends upon the knowledge and attitude of teachers towards the use of ICT through which teaching-learning process has been converted in the global education system to accomplish long term and short term educational goals. The study purpose was to explore prospective teachers’ attitude towards the use of ICT. The nature of the study was descriptive and based on cross sectional survey by taking a sample of 450 prospective teachers from the Institute of Education and Research through two stage sampling technique (census & convenient). The information and Communication Technology (ICT) scale was adapted. The original version of the scale was developed by Albirini in 2006consisting of 80 items.After pilot study the ICT scale was consisted of 31 items on five- point Likert-Type scale. Data were analyzed by using statistical techniques. Results showed that prospective teachers have positive attitude towards the use of ICT. A significant difference in the attitude of female and male prospective teachers towards the use of ICT was observed. On the other hand, there was no significant difference in the attitude of prospective teachers in terms of locality, program (morning & self-supporting) and different departments. It was recommended that training programs should be conducted by the educational administration in the institutions to enhance prospective teachers’ ICT skills.

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