GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS USAGE OF COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.

Vikram Kamalla

Abstract


Computers are fast becoming a popular educational tool, used by both teachers and students to support the teaching and learning processes that take place in early primary classrooms and secondary schools. The investigator has undertaken the proposed to study attitudes of secondary school teachers on usage of computers and importance Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hyderabad district. Researcher found that the favorable attitude towards the uses of ICT among the male teachers is marginally higher than their female counterpart, and there is a significant positive correlation between the extent of use of ICT by female teachers and their attitude towards ICT. It is therefore of paramount importance for teacher from preparatory institutions to aim at development of ICT pedagogical competencies in order to ensure that these teachers help the country to bring to the positive side of the digital divide and keep pace on the information superhighway. And Efforts of teachers using ICT should be recognized and outstanding achievements of its teachers should be celebrated, so that it increases their attitude towards ICT.

Keywords


Gender Difference, Attitude, and ICT

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