The Obstacles to Integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Kindergartens’ Education from the Headmistresses View Point: A survey Study in Salfeet Governorate / Palestine.
Dr. Nafiz Ayoub “Ali Ahmad”

This research seeks to explore the obstacles to ICT integration in Kindergarten education practices from the perspective of headmistresses in Salfeet governorate in Palestine. A total of (52) Palestinian kindergarten headmistresses participated in this research. A self-designed questionnaire was adopted as the research tool. The results indicated that a range of first-order obstacles, which included lack of supporting infrastructure to integrate ICT; lack of training courses on how to integrate ICT in education; lack of teacher‘s support; and lack of time to use ICT in educational practices. However, several second-order obstacles, such as Lack of teacher‘s interest; lack of experience among kindergartens' teachers in using computers and modern technology in education; and no obvious benefits to use ICT. Furthermore, the results indicated that the pre and in - service training on ICT, and daily use of ICT play a significant role in determining the headmistresses point view to both first - order and second - order obstacles, and at obstacles as whole. Also, several recommendations for future practices and research were included.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v9n3a12