Author

Cleo Okere

Date of Award

11-1998

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Educational Leadership

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the factors that affect the implementation of computer technology in Imo State, Nigeria, secondary schools' instructional programs. The intent of the study was to determine the relationship between funding, availability of relevant infrastructures, trained personnel, job security, government support and market demand for computer trained personnel and the implementation of computer technology in Imo State school instructional program.

A total of three hundred and twelve (312) educators comprising of two hundred and fifty-five

(255) teachers, twenty (20) school principals and thirty-seven (37) administrators were randomly selected to respond to questionnaire items about their perceptions of the factors affecting the implementation of computer technology in instructional programs in secondary schools. Twelve research hypotheses were developed to determine the relationships between the factors affecting the implementation of computer technology in the secondary schools' instructional programs.

Pearson product moment linear correlation coefficient was used to analyze the data about the relationship between the factors affecting the implementation of computer technology in instructional programs. Also, a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze data on the differences in perceptions of the respondents to the questionnaire. The findings showed that school-teachers believed that there were significant relationships between availability of funding, relevant infrastructure, and job security and the implementation of computer technology in secondary schools' instructional programs. Principals and administrators, on the other hand, found no significant relationships between the variables. However, all sampled groups believed that there were significant relationships between job security, government support and market demand for computer trained personnel and the implementation of computer technology in instructional programs in the secondary schools. This study revealed that adequate funding is the key to effective implementation of computer technology in instructional programs in Imo State, Nigeria's secondary schools. This means that, if the Nigerian students from Imo state are to compete effectively in this modem technological age, there is need for the state and national governments to invest more financial resources in the development, production and distribution of technological know-how in the education sector.

Comments

Signature pages are on file with the graduate school. An archival copy of the document is available in the Archives Research Center.

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