Integrating educational technology in mathematics education in economically disadvantaged areas in South Africa

Show simple item record Saal, Petronella Elize Graham, Marien Alet Van Ryneveld, Linda 2021-05-06T07:09:08Z 2020
dc.description.abstract This qualitative case study adopted the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) created by Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, and Davis (2003) to investigate the elements that facilitate and hinder the integration of educational technology in mathematics education in economically disadvantaged areas of South Africa. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with two school leaders and three Grade 5 mathematics teachers from two smart schools, one in Gauteng and the other in the Western Cape Province, which were conveniently and purposefully selected. Additionally, one mathematics lesson was observed at each of these schools. To analyze the responses from interviews, content analyses were used. Findings showed that facilitating conditions such as adequate technological infrastructure and qualified information technology technicians influenced the actual teacher use of educational technology in mathematics instruction. However, social influence had the largest impact on these teachers’ integration of educational technology in mathematics education. Implications for practice are discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science, Mathematics and Technology Education en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2022-05-10
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) and National Research Foundation (NRF) and the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Petronella Elize Saal, Marien Alet Graham & Linda van Ryneveld (2020) Integrating Educational Technology in Mathematics Education in Economically Disadvantaged Areas in South Africa, Computers in the Schools, 37:4, 253-268, DOI:10.1080/07380569.2020.1830254. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0738-0569 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1528-7033 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/07380569.2020.1830254
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an electronic version of an article published in Computers in the Schools, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 253-268, 2020. doi : 10.1080/07380569.2020.1830254. Computers in the Schools is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Economically disadvantaged areas en_ZA
dc.subject Educational technology en_ZA
dc.subject Mathematics education en_ZA
dc.subject Primary education en_ZA
dc.subject Qualitative research en_ZA
dc.subject Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) en_ZA
dc.title Integrating educational technology in mathematics education in economically disadvantaged areas in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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