The Use of ICT Resources for Teaching Social Studies: Does the Availability of ICT Resources Matter?

The Use of ICT Resources for Teaching Social Studies: Does the Availability of ICT Resources Matter?

Valentina Arkorful (PhD)1, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi (PhD Student)1, Frank Afful Enchill2

1University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2Obrachire Senior High/Technical School, Awutu Senya, Ghana

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The paper explored the availability of information and communication technology (ICT) resources and the extent to which these resources influence the use of ICT in teaching Social Studies. The study setting was in the Awutu Senya district of Ghana. A descriptive survey design and quantitative approach were adopted for the study. From a target population of fifty-seven (57), 46 were sampled from which 39 participated in the survey. Means and standard regression were employed for the investigation. The testing of hypothesis was made possible through the use of structured equation modelling. The study concluded that ICT resources were inadequate for teaching Social Studies and that the use of ICT resources in teaching Social Studies in the district was low. The reason was evident based on the low level of ICT resources in the district. The study also concluded that there was a positive significant relationship between availability of ICT resources and its use in the teaching of Social Studies.

Keywords: ICT Resources, Teaching Social Studies

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Valentina Arkorful, Kwaku Anhwere Barfi, Frank Afful Enchill. The Use of ICT Resources for Teaching Social Studies: Does the Availability of ICT Resources Matter? American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2020,5:75. DOI: 10.28933/ajerr-2020-07-2105

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