Gender and Attitudes of Pre-Service Second Language Teachers Towards Technology in Teacher Preparation Programs

By:
Dr. Ruth X. Guo
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This study analyzed the attitudes and beliefs of 2 classes of in-service and pre-service teachers who were enrolled in courses on technology in second language education at a university in western Canada. The data consisted of analyses of class assignments, class discussion, course evaluations, questionnaires and interviews. On the basis of students’ assignments and interviews, this study found that in-service and pre-service teachers were very mixed in their attitudes towards the importance of mastering technology education for their upcoming teaching positions and their attitudes towards technologies changed as they were convinced that technologies play an important role in enhancing student learning motivations and outcomes while they had opportunities using technologies in classrooms during their practicum


Keywords: Gender, Attitude, Technology, Second Language, Teachers
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Gender and Attitudes of Pre-Service Second Language Teachers Towards Technology in Teacher Preparation Programs


Dr. Ruth X. Guo

PhD Candidate, the Department of Curriculum Studies, the University of British Columbia
Canada

Ruth Xiaoqing Guo developed her research interestss in the areas of technological literacy and technology in teacher education.

Ref: T05P0264