A preliminary study of ICT’s infrastructure and pedagogical practices for technology integration in Sudanese Secondary schools

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This purpose of this study is to investigate the current status of ICT infrastructure and Innovativepedagogical practices in secondary schools in Sudan. A sample of 50 secondary schools fromKhartoum state was selected using a stratified random sampling technique. A mixed qualitativeand quantitative method was used for this study. In order to collect the relevant data, a semi-structured questionnaire and interviews were used. The data collection instruments

were issuedto 180 respondents from identified schools (48 principals, 48 computer coordinators and 84 sci-ence and math teachers). 98% of the questionnaires were completed and retained for analysis.Statistical analyses were conducted using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) to calcu-late descriptive statistics. The findings of this investigation are also analyzed in relation to a num-ber of selected countries (Slovenia and South Africa). The results indicated that Sudan does notyet have the necessary ICT infrastructure to integrate technology into education and is well be-hind many countries internationally in implementing ICT into education. It is also clear that, sec-ondary schools in Sudan had little experience with the use of ICT in teaching and learning. Themajority of schools in Sudan use ICT for administrative purposes; however, the use of technologyacross the curriculum is still at infancy stage. Based upon the findings some recommendations aremade for the policymakers of the Ministry of Education in Sudan
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37
Number of pages54
JournalInternational Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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