Effects of Professional Development on Teachers' Integration of ICT in Teaching in Hong Kong
Leung, Kin Ping (2004) Effects of Professional Development on Teachers' Integration of ICT in Teaching in Hong Kong. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This study produced a theoretically grounded model of professional development suited for supporting teachers in Hong Kong to embed Information and Communication Technologies into the Primary School Curriculum. The model was developed and tested over two years through an intervention based on participatory action research involving school staff and the researcher as a critical friend. The model was tested through the analysis of extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of teacher behaviours and curricular documents. Teachers' beliefs and practices were found to change significantly during the first year of the project and were further refined during the second year. Leadership, collegial support, physical infrastructure, teacher self-efficacy, and technical knowledge were identified as the most important factors underpinning the successful implementation of the program. The model addresses these factors and has considerable potential to impact on educational practice involving ICT in the Hong Kong context.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Watters, James& Ginns, Ian|
|Keywords:||Staff Professional Development, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Teacher change, Integration of technology in teaching, Participatory Action Research, Self-Efficacy, Teachers Perceptions of own ICT Skills|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Department:||Faculty of Education|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Kin Ping Leung|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 13:56|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:08|
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