Examining Turkish Social Studies Teachers' Beliefs About Barriers toTechnology Integration


KILINÇ E., Tarman B., Aydin H.

TECHTRENDS, vol.62, no.3, pp.221-223, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11528-018-0280-y
  • Journal Name: TECHTRENDS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-223
  • Keywords: Technology integration, Barriers, Social studies, Turkey
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate technology integration related issues among Turkish middle school social studies teachers. The researchers administrated a 34-item survey to 259 middle school social studies teachers in Turkey. As indicated in the findings, the most highly identified barriers were external obstacles such as a lack of technology, restricted Internet access, and a lack of administrative and technical support. Moreover, a significant difference existed between teachers who attended technology-related professional development sessions and those who did not.