Relationship between Teacher Professional Development and use for ICT in Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools in Sabuli Sub-County, Wajir County

Mohamed Issak Mohamed *

School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Garissa University, Kenya.

Aden Ali

School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Garissa University, Kenya.

Stephen Rotich

School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Garissa University, Kenya.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Information and communication technology use in education has become an indispensable aspect in the contemporary education system. This explains why many governments including Kenya government have invested in information and communication technology to foster the quality of education. However, despite efforts to avail information and communication technology resources, their use and impact on instructional delivery has been minimal, especially in primary schools in Kenya. Consequently, there has been concern on relationship between availability of information and communication technology and teacher professional development in primary schools. This situation has necessitated the proposed study which is aimed at assessing the relationship between teacher professional development and use for ICT in teaching and learning in primary schools in Sabuli sub-county, Wajir County, Kenya.  The study used correlation research design. The target population 94 teacher comprising 30 head teachers and 64 teachers of primary schools in Sabuli sub-county, Wajir County. Given the small number of teachers in public primary schools in Sabuli sub county, the study purposively selected all teachers and head teachers as participant to avoid reducing the ambiguity of a study. Thus, the sample population was 94 respondents. The researcher gathered data using questionnaires from teachers and used semi-structured interview for head-teachers. Data was analysed using descriptive and regression statistics. The findings highlight a statistically significant positive relationship between teacher professional development and ICT use, indicating a direct relationship between the two variables.

Keywords: Availability, information and communication technology, teaching and learning, teacher professional development


How to Cite

Mohamed, M. I., Ali, A., & Rotich, S. (2024). Relationship between Teacher Professional Development and use for ICT in Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools in Sabuli Sub-County, Wajir County. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 50(6), 122–132. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i61399

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