Revista electrónica de investigación educativa
versão On-line ISSN 1607-4041
KARSENTI, Thierry e LIRA, María Lourdes. Are Quebec's Future Teachers Ready to Use ICT in Class? The Case of Prospective Teachers in Quebec, Canada. REDIE [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp. 56-70. ISSN 1607-4041.
Are Quebec's future teachers ready to integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) into the scholastic context? To answer this question, a study was conducted with some 2,065 future teachers, 410 associate professors and 90 supervisors of teaching practices from nine French-speaking Quebec universities offering a beginning teacher-training program. The results show that these prospective teachers have access to the equipment needed to become familiar with ICT, and that they use basic technology skills well. Furthermore, the data collected revealed that teachers in training use ICT regularly and reflectively to plan their classes, communicate, search for information, prepare didactic materials, solve problems, or improve themselves professionally. Although the profile shown is promising, the study results also indicate a very low proportion of future teachers who use ICT in the classroom.
Palavras-chave : Preservice teacher education; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).