International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

Creating change in the use of information and communications technology by female Islamic studies teachers in Saudi Arabia

Majed Alsharidah
  • Majed Alsharidah
  • Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, College of Education, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Received: 08 January 2018
  •  Accepted: 20 February 2018
  •  Published: 30 March 2018

Abstract

The range of research undertaken in the area of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the teaching-learning process indicates the importance of the need for such a tool. Paradoxically, there is lack of emphasis on Islamic teachers and specifically female Islamic teachers. This study was conducted in 2017 using a range of quantitative methods and analysis involved 87 female participants who expressed their willingness to effectively use ICT in the teaching-learning process. This study which used the survey research design found that the female Islamic studies teachers had a positive attitude towards using technology in the class as well as their needs to implement such a practice. The study is significant for administrators in a segregated society like Saudi Arabia because it helps them to plug in the loopholes in the system.

Key words: Information and communications technology (ICT), teachers’ attitude, teachers’ needs.