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Preschool Teachers’ Perception of the Application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Taiwan

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Department of Technology Management, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu 30012, Taiwan
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Department of Tourism, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 84001, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(1), 114; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11010114
Received: 2 September 2018 / Revised: 13 December 2018 / Accepted: 15 December 2018 / Published: 26 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ICT in Education and Sustainable Futures)
The aim of this study is to explore preschool teachers’ perception of the application of information communication technology in Taiwan using qualitative methodology in the form of interpretive phenomenology. Snowball sampling was used to select fourteen preschool teachers from public preschools. The data was collected from fourteen preschool teachers using one-to-one, semi-structured in-depth interviews, each of which lasted for one to two hours based on the guidelines for semi-structured interviews. The interviews were taped, recorded, and transcribed for the main textual analysis, which was based on a thematic analysis. Five themes were identified: (1) a formative and explorative growth process, (2) information devices: at once plentiful and limited, (3) decisions between control and freedom, (4) parent-teacher communications, and (5) trend-driven resource integration. Suggestions and implications for the utilization of ICT in classroom practice and its implementation in the curriculum are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: preschool teacher; Information Communication Technology (ICT); interpretive phenomenology; thematic analysis preschool teacher; Information Communication Technology (ICT); interpretive phenomenology; thematic analysis
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Chen, L.; Chen, T.-L.; Lin, C.-J.; Liu, H.-K. Preschool Teachers’ Perception of the Application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Taiwan. Sustainability 2019, 11, 114. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11010114

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Chen L, Chen T-L, Lin C-J, Liu H-K. Preschool Teachers’ Perception of the Application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Taiwan. Sustainability. 2019; 11(1):114. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11010114

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Chen, Liwen, Tung-Liang Chen, Chieh-Ju Lin, and Hsu-Kuan Liu. 2019. "Preschool Teachers’ Perception of the Application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Taiwan" Sustainability 11, no. 1: 114. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11010114

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