Information and Communication Technology as a Tool for Effective Teaching: A Case Study of Special Education Centre, Bauchi, Nigeria
Yunusa Abubakar and Al-Munnir Abubakar
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The purpose of this study was to investigate the availability and acceptability of information and communication technology (ICT) as a Tool for effective teaching using Special Education Centre, Bauchi as a case. This Centre was selected because of high number of special education teachers in the school. Descriptive survey design was employed. The study targeted all special education teachers in the centre. Purposive sampling was used to sample the respondents who participated in the study. The instrument used for collection of data was teachers‘ questionnaire. To ascertain the validity and reliability of the instruments, independent judges were used to review them, test re-test was done and pilot study was conducted. Data collected were presented using descriptive methods such as frequency and percentages. The major finding shows that despite the teachers‘ readiness to use ICT facilities, the study found that the facilities were generally lacking in the centre. The study recommends that government should provide adequate ICT facilities in the centre so as to promote effective teaching. The study further recommends that teachers should be trained and encouraged to accept the use of ICT facilities for teaching students with disabilities. The study also recommends that school authority should ensure provision and maintenance of standby power generator in case of power failure.