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ESL Teachers’ Attitudes towards Using ICT in Literature Lessons

Parilah Md. Shah, Joscyln L. Empungan
Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 60-13-804-2820 E-mail: icedjolem@yahoo.com
Abstract :

Literature component has been a part of the English Syllabus in Malaysian secondary schools and the learning of literature in English is not easy. To improve the quality of teaching English Literature, over the years the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the teaching of literature is seen as an important aspect. However, past studies suggests that effective integration depends on teachers’ attitudes and skills in using ICT. Depending on the fact that teachers’ attitude is a major predictor in the process of ICT integration, this study investigated the attitudes of English teachers in Sarawak towards ICT. The proposed study will use quantitative methods to find out teachers’ ICT usage and their attitudes towards it. It further seeks the problems and challenges that may hinder the use of ICT in literature lessons. For that purpose, 30 English teachers from various secondary schools in the state of Sarawak have been selected as the sample. They were given questionnaires and SPSS for Microsoft Windows was used to complete the analysis of the collected data. The study revealed that ICT is used on the satisfactory level by the teachers. In addition, the teachers possessed an acceptable positive attitudes towards the use of ICT tools in Literature lessons. However, the analysis of the data also showed several challenges that might hamper the possibility of using ICT in Literature lessons. To conclude, there should be more actions that should be taken to promote the use of ICT in Literature lessons in the future.

Keywords :
attitude, challenges, ICT, literature component, Malaysian secondary schools, teachers

Date Deposited : 10 Apr 2015 10:26

Last Modified : 10 Apr 2015 10:26

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/issue/view/339

Volume 3, Number 1, - 2015 , ISSN 2325-0887

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