The use of ICT in training teachers at the pre-service level: A study of three Teacher Education Institutions in Southern Ghana
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- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
: Sumana-Ang Ivon
The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the contention that first cycle school teachers in Ghana were not proficient in ICT and that was because their training in ICT in the colleges of education was not effective. the study revealed that students in teacher training institutions in Ghana had a negative perception of ICT. It was concluded that the challenges of using ICT included resistance to change from tutors and other authorities, lack of skills to operate the computers where some could be found and lack of technical support. In effect, educational use of ICT was not significant.Based on the findings it was recommended that ICT should be taught effectively in teacher training institutions in the country, and structured in-service ICT training should be given to on-field teachers. Also, ICT resources should be made available in schools and colleges for the use teachers and pupils.
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