Information and Communication Technology Skills Possessed by Secondary School Teachers For Effective Implementation of Social Studies Curriulum Contents in Ebonyi State

Ogene Azubuike Oyibe, Simon Chijioke Nnamani

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The study focused on determining information and communication technology skills possessed by secondary school teachers for effective implementation of Social Studies curriculum contents in Ebonyi State. One research question was posed that guided the study. The design of the study was descriptive survey research design and the population of the study comprises 196 secondary school teachers who studied and teach Social Studies. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire and data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed that: secondary school teachers possessed pedagogical competencies in the use of presentation of software to supplement instruction, prepare scheme of work, lesson notes, ICT-based instructional materials, developing and maintaining educational website, solving ICT problems relating to Social Studies instruction, monitoring and evaluating application of ICT in teaching and learning processes. Based on these findings, some recommendations were made such as: Government should organize workshop on ICT application for secondary school teachers and provide well equipped ICT centres in all secondary schools in the state.


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