DIFFICULTIES FACED BY HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS IN USING ICT By Dr. A. Hameed[1] and Muhammed Hamdulla, A.[2]

Abstract

The education system of Lakshadweep is sharing the pattern of Kerala and now the pedagogical practices in Lakshadweep is propelled with the assistance of ICT as in Kerala. The use of modern technological tools such as computers and the internet is still in its infancy stage in Lakshadweep. The main hurdles of using ICT in teaching and learning process is the unavailability of network and the anxiety of teachers towards the use of ICT in the classroom. Lakshadweep has come a long way since its history, but it has yet not achieved most developments and facilities. This study is focusing on ICT and its utilization in the field of Education in Lakshadweep Islands. The study was carried out on a representative sample of 200 Higher Secondary School Teachers from Lakshadweep islands. For the present study, the investigators used a recently developed Questionnaire on Perceived Difficulties of Using ICT. Percentage analysis was used to find out the different levels of Perceived Difficulties in Using ICT among Higher secondary School Teachers of Lakshadweep and Test of Significance of Difference between Means was used to find out if there exists any significant difference in the mean scores of perceived difficulties in Using ICT, based on the sub-samples Gender and Teaching Experience. From the study it is evident that majority of the Higher secondary School Teachers from Lakshadweep islands have an average level of perceived difficulties in using ICT. The study also finds that there exists significant difference in the mean scores of perceived difficulties in Using ICT, based on the sub-samples Gender and Teaching Experience. The findings of the study also conveys that, Female Higher Secondary School teachers of Lakshadweep have more difficulty while handling ICT in classrooms than male teachers and below ten years experienced Higher secondary School Teachers, i.e., the new appointed teachers experienced less difficulties while using ICT.

Keywords: Perceived difficulties, Information and communication’s technology, Higher secondary school teachers, and Lakshadweep islands.

[1] Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Calicut, Calicut University PO, Kerala.

[2] M.Ed. Student, Department of Education, University of Calicut, Calicut University PO, Kerala.

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