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Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Literacy Instruction: A National Survey in the United States
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Reading Research Quarterly Volume 46, Number 4, ISSN 0034-0553

Abstract

This research explores literacy teachers' perceptions of integrating information communication technologies (ICTs) into literacy instruction. To this end, a national survey of 1,441 literacy teachers in the United States was conducted. The survey provided data concerning the types and levels of reported availability and use of ICTs, beliefs about the importance of integrating ICTs into literacy instruction, and perceived obstacles to doing so. The analysis of data included descriptive statistics, an exploratory factor analysis, and a path analysis used to test a model hypothesizing a relation between teachers' perceived importance of technology and reported levels of integration. Results revealed relatively low levels of curricular integration, consistent perceptions about obstacles to integration, and technological rather than curricular definitions of ICTs and of integration. The path analysis suggested several characteristics and influences associated with higher levels of integration and use. The findings advance understanding of the extent to which ICTs are being integrated into literacy instruction and what factors should be considered toward profitably increasing integration consistent with expanding definitions of literacy.

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Hutchison, A. & Reinking, D. (2011). Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Literacy Instruction: A National Survey in the United States. Reading Research Quarterly, 46(4), 312-333. Retrieved July 16, 2019 from .

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