Revista electrónica de investigación educativa
versão On-line ISSN 1607-4041
ALMERICH CERVERO, Gonzalo; SUAREZ RODRIGUEZ, Jesús M.; JORNET MELIA, Jesús M. e ORELLANA ALONSO, María Natividad. Competencies and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by the Teaching Staff: Dimensional Structure. REDIE [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp.28-42. ISSN 1607-4041.
This article presents the results of a study on the competencies possessed by the faculty of elementary-school and junior-high-school teachers (of compulsory and post-compulsory education) in Valencia (Spain), as concerning the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). We worked with a stratified random sample of 868 teachers, and analyzed their competencies in two areas: personal-professional use, and the use they make of ICT in the classroom. Although the study is based on various analyses, its contribution to Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATPCA) should be emphasized for the dimensional analysis and determination of the relationship of these dimensions with other variables of interest. The paper contributes results of interest as regards planning the integration of ICT into schools, as well as pertaining to teacher training for the pedagogical integration of ICT.
Palavras-chave : Information and communication technologies (ICT); teacher education; educational technologies; educational innovation.