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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 7, No. 1 (2011) open journal systems 


Assessment of technology integration in vocational education and training schools

M. Semih Summak, Gaziantep University, Turkey
Mustafa Samancıoğlu, Gaziantep University, Turkey


Abstract
This paper aims at determining the technology integration level of vocational K-12 teachers and effects of gender and age on teachers’ technology integration level. Quantitative descriptive research method was used. Data were collected through Levels of the Technology Implementation (LoTI) questionnaire, which assesses three dimensions: Level of Technology Implementation (LoTI), Personal Computer Use (PCU) and Current Instructional Practices (CIP). Participants of the study were 232 vocational K-12 teachers. This study revealed that participant teachers had higher LoTI, PCU and CIP Levels. This study also showed that there was a significant difference between gender in LoTI and PCU scores. Male teachers’ LoTI and PCU scores were higher than female ones. And also, a significant difference was found between age and teachers PCU scores. Younger teachers had higher PCU scores than their older counterparts. Some suggestions and recommendations were given in the light of the research findings.


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