Evaluation of the school environemnt on the use of information communication technology in teaching and learning in secondary schools in mukurweini, Nyeri County-Kenya
Globally the significant role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education has been improving and countries have invested heavily in increasing the number of computers in schools and in the networking of classrooms. The Kenya government has been encouraging the use of ICT in schools though how much this has been implemented is not clear. In Mukurwe-ini Sub County the implementation of ICT has not been effective as evidenced by Table 1.1. This study will seek to assess the extent of use of ICT by teachers in classroom instruction and other related duties as well as the obstacles to the use of ICT by teachers in secondary schools in Mukurwe-ini Sub County. The study will assess the extent of use of ICT in secondary schools as well as investigate the school related and the teacher related preparedness to the use of ICT by teachers in their duties. The information will be helpful in assessing the implementation of government policy on ICT in schools. The study will employ descriptive survey design. The target population for the study will be all the 31public secondary school principals and 374 teachers in Mukurwe-ini Sub County. The researcher will employ purposively, stratified random sampling techniques to select a sample of 15 schools, 15 principals and 120 teachers for the study. Data will be collected using self-administered questionnaires. The questionnaires will be discussed by experts in the school of education Kenyatta University to ensure validity while the reliability will be tested using Cronbach’s alpha co-efficient calculated from the results of a pilot study. The study will obtain both quantitative and qualitative data. Qualitative data will be analysed thematically as per research objectives. Quantitative data will be analysed by use of descriptive statistics in which measures of central tendencies such as mean, mode, and percentages will be used for and inferential statistics specifically the independent sample t-test to test the relationship between variables using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
- OGR-School of Education