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

Kit Pui WONG

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

2 Citations (Scopus)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-366
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge and Learning
Volume3
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using ICT in primary schools : different perceptions by school heads and teachers in Hong Kong'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this