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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 8, No. 1 (2012) open journal systems 


Factors influencing teachers’ adoption and integration of information and communication technology into teaching: A review of the literature

Charles Buabeng-Andoh, Pentecost University College


Abstract
Global investment in ICT to improve teaching and learning in schools have been initiated by many governments. Despite all these investments on ICT infrastructure, equipments and professional development to improve education in many countries, ICT adoption and integration in teaching and learning have been limited. This article reviews personal, institutional and technological factors that encourage teachers’ use of computer technology in teaching and learning processes. Also teacher-level, school-level and system-level factors that prevent teachers from ICT use are reviewed. These barriers include lack of teacher ICT skills; lack of teacher confidence; lack of pedagogical teacher training; l lack of suitable educational software; limited access to ICT; rigid structure of traditional education systems; restrictive curricula, etc. The article concluded that knowing the extent to which these barriers affect individuals and institutions may help in taking a decision on how to tackle them.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556