Information technology teachers’ perceived roles and status
This study focused on examining how the roles and responsibilities of teachers about information technologies in Aydın district/Turkey are perceived. Qualitative research method was used in the study and descriptive content analysis was done. Computer and instructional technology department academic staff, students and information technology teachers were interviewed via semi-structured interview forms. According to research findings; it was observed that the works expected from the teachers have spread to a wide range of technology. Qualities of the ideal information technology teacher include, following developments in the field, using them in daily life, being prone to interdisciplinary work, dominating not only the application dimension of the field but also the theoretical concepts. According to participants' opinion, the status of teachers of information technology is expected to gain even more importance due to the increasing use of technology in society.
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