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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 2, No. 3 (2006) open journal systems 


Appraising the relationship between ICT usage and integration and the standard of teacher education programs in a developing economy

Nwachukwu Prince Ololube, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Abstract
In this study, the author presents a relatively detail analysis of a survey research conducted on the impact and uses of ICT and the issues that underlie the integration of ICTs in teacher education programs in Nigeria. The theme (ICT) is one of the variables tested on a study conducted by the researcher on “the relationships between funding, ICT, selection processes, administration and planning and the standard of teacher education in Nigeria.” The data for the study were gathered through a two page questionnaire administered to 180 respondents who were accessible in the Faculties of Education and School of Education of the selected institutions. In total, 154 questionnaires were retrieved which represents 86% return rate. At the same time, the data were analyzed quantitatively using SPSS version 13.5 software program of a computer. The results of the survey carried out amid universities and College of Education staff perception of the impact of ICT on teacher education in Nigeria suggested that the respondents were disgruntled with the sluggish use and integration of ICT in both the states and federal government owned institutions of higher education in general and into teacher education programs in particular.


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