Attitude of Pre-Service Teacher Trainees towards the Use of Computers in Mathematics Instruction in Secondary Schools in Kenya

Polycarp Muchesia Ishenyi

Abstract

There is need to use computers in the teaching and learning process in order to improve performance in Mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude of pre-service teacher trainees towards the use of computers in Mathematics instruction in secondary schools in Kenya. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The accessible population was 200 teacher trainees from four Kenyan universities (three public and one private) that offer Bachelor of Education degree courses. Stratified and simple random sampling procedures were employed. The instruments for data collection were a pre-service teacher questionnaire, and interview schedule. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings indicated that teacher trainees of Mathematics in universities in Kenyan have positive attitude towards computers and they believe that computers can be effective in supporting the teaching and learning of Mathematics. I therefore recommend that Mathematics teacher trainees be given professional development training in the use of computers as a teaching tool. 

Contact details: Polycarp Muchesia Ishenyi, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 

To cite this article: Polycarp Muchesia Ishenyi (2016). Attitude of Pre-Service Teacher Trainees towards the Use of Computers in Mathematics Instruction in Secondary Schools in Kenya, Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol. 7.1, pp. 98-113.

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