Title

Using ICT in primary schools : different perceptions by school heads and teachers in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Volume

3

Issue

2-3

First Page

342

Last Page

366

Keywords

education, elementary education, Hong Kong, ICT, information and communication technology, primary education, principal, school head, teacher

Abstract

Although, the benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in primary schools have been gradually recognised in the past decade, many researchers still hold different or sometimes opposing, views. This paper introduces the history of the educational use of ICT and some theories behind it. The views of people in the supporting and opposing camps will be discussed. A survey was administered to school heads and teachers in Hong Kong to explore their views on the aspects of ICT use. The survey found that teachers have a remarkably less optimistic view than do school heads on many issues. Policymakers should be aware of this perception gap and carefully reexamine any possible issues with ICT deployment. The rationale and method of this study are likely applicable to other educational systems around the world.

DOI

10.1504/IJKL.2007.015559

Print ISSN

17411009

E-ISSN

17411017

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Wong, K.-P. (2007). Using ICT in primary schools: Different perceptions by school heads and teachers in Hong Kong. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 3(2-3), 342-366. doi: 10.1504/IJKL.2007.015559

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