Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020, Page: 41-49
Investigating Mathematics Teachers’ Preparedness to Teach Computer in Secondary Schools of Kitwe District
Region Charks Kumwenda, School of Graduate Studies, The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia
Mubila Leonard, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia
Received: May 11, 2020;       Accepted: May 28, 2020;       Published: Jun. 16, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20200402.11      View  42      Downloads  30
Abstract
This study is an investigation that focuses on finding out whether teachers of Mathematics have acquired enough preparedness to teach Computer in a way that will enhance academic learner performance. Although much research has been done on factors about ICT integration and implementation, little research has been done on preparedness to teach Computer as a topic integrated in the Mathematics syllabus. A total of sixty nine (69) teachers from eighteen different schools participated in the study including lesson observations which were carried out on four (4) teachers of different schools. The study used both quantitative and qualitative methods. The results through the questionnaires by the ANOVA test revealed that the difference between training and preparedness to teach Computer were not statistically significant (P>0.05). The findings further revealed teaching experience were not a factor on preparedness to teach Computer. However, the findings by the paired sampled t test also revealed that Computer literacy and preparedness to teach Computer were statistically significantly different (P<0.05). The results to determine the relationship between the preparedness variables by the correlation matrix about the population in the study and acquiring Computer literacy showed that they were not statistically significant (P>0.01) except for training in ICT. The study, therefore, concluded that lack of Computer literacy affected teacher preparedness to teach Computer and negatively impacted on preparedness to understand the provision of material on Computer in the textbooks.
Keywords
Preparedness, Computer, ICT Integration, Mathematics Syllabus, Computer Literacy, Teaching Experience, Training in ICT, Academic Learner Performance
To cite this article
Region Charks Kumwenda, Mubila Leonard, Investigating Mathematics Teachers’ Preparedness to Teach Computer in Secondary Schools of Kitwe District, American Journal of Education and Information Technology. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020, pp. 41-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20200402.11
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