Investigating the Divide in Technology Uses by School Teachers
Keywords:digital divide, technology, technology in education, public school
This study was conducted to investigate the divide in technology uses by school teachers. The study examined how intensely school teachers use technology for general as well as teaching purposes and whether their technology uses were significantly different in terms of their personal and positional categories. The sample included 571 teachers from both public and private schools of Karachi, Pakistan. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design with a quantitative approach. The survey results indicated that school teachers reported a higher level of technology uses for general purposes than for instructional purposes. It was found that teachers’ technology uses for general as well as instructional purposes significantly differed with respect to their school type and the grade level they teach. However, such differences did not exist between male and female school teachers.
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