Date of Award

6-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

First Advisor

Dr. Abdulrahman Almekhlafi

Second Advisor

Dr. Sadiq Abdulwahed Ismail

Third Advisor

Dr. Najem Aldeen Alshaikh

Abstract

This study tried to examine the perceptions of Cycle Three language teachers’ (ELTs) of their Informative and Communicative Technology (ICT) use. It places a specific focus on awareness of the use of technology in Abu Dhabi Education Council schools in the UAE. The study was conducted on randomly selected 73 Cycle Three English language teachers; male and female, native and nonnative of different years of experience in teaching English language. A questionnaire and observations were adapted from the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS) and Performance Indicators. Results were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SSPS), and the constant comparative method of data analysis. The findings suggested that English Language in Cycle Three have low perceptions of their ICT use. Also there was no significant difference in terms of years of experience in teaching English language. However, native English teachers perceive their ICT use slightly superior to their counterpart of nonnative English teachers.

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