Impediments to the Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teacher Preparation Programme

Omoogun, Ajayi C., Ephraim, Patrick Eyo, Omoogun, Remi

Abstract


Teacher education programme prepares young undergraduates for a teaching career. Advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is rapidly transforming work culture and teaching and learning cannot escape the fact that modern classroom must provide technology based learning. This is more so in the preparation of teachers who are expected to mount today’s classrooms in a world that is technological driven. Common practice in teacher preparation is the traditional methods that heavily depend on teacher-talk-chalk technology. This paper examines the major impediments of ICT adoption in the training of pre-service teachers. The paper identifies accessibility to ICT, teachers’ attitude, accessible infrastructure as major impediments. Since ICT adoption is a complex and expensive venture, institutional corroboration amongst various schools and government commitment to funding ICT should be pursued among others.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v5i3.4006

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