Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-8
Department of Early Childhood Education, Baekseok University, Korea; [email protected]
As new Information Communication Technologies (ICT) become available, school teachers and early childhood teachers need to make sure they keep their technology knowledge and skills up to date. This study was conducted on 433 early childhood teachers to diagnose of their level of ICT competency. The cut score for judging the achievement of ICT competencies were set by experts, and early childhood teachers’ achievement was measured and assessed based on them. According to the results of this study, the achievement level of early childhood teachers’ ICT in education was around 85% of the cut score, which was the lowest level in the ability area. Based on the analyses of the correlations between ICT areas, high ability was correlated to frequent utilization. This result implies that the construction of infrastructure does not necessarily ensure an increase in the total ICT in the education index value. When early childhood teachers had a high ability to use ICT in education they used ICT for their profession more frequently and felt a higher satisfaction with using ICT in education.
Keywords: Competency, Criteria, Early Childhood Teacher, ICT
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