Struggles for Integration of the Technologies into Learning Environment in Turkey

Karal H., Aydın Y., URSAVAS Ö. F.

International Journal of Social, Education, Economics and Management Engineering, vol.3, no.7, pp.285-294, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Primary studies are being carried out in Turkey for

expanding information and communication technologies (ICT) aided

instruction activities. Subject of the present study is to identify

whether those studies achieved their goals in the application.

Information technologies (IT) formative teachers in the primary

schools, and academicians in the faculties of education were

interviewed to investigate the process and results of implementing

computer-aided instruction methods whose basis is strengthened in

theory. Analysis of the results gained from two separate surveys

demonstrated that capability of the teachers in elementary education

institutions for carrying into effect computer-aided instruction and

technical infrastructure has not been established for computer-aided

instruction practices yet. Prospective teachers must be well-equipped

in ICT to duly fulfill requirements of modern education and also

must be self-confident. Finally, scope and intensity of the courses

given in connection with teaching of the ICT in faculties of education

needs to be revised.