A Model for Implementation and Assessment of ICT adoption by teachers in secondary schools in Kikuyu district in Kenya
Secondary schools and teachers are under increasing pressure to use Information and Communication Technology to impart to students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to survive in the current century. Many schools have embarked on introducing computers and other ICT related tools for management and for teaching Computer Studies-a subject that has gained popularity among students. Despite all this effort by schools to introduce computers in their schools, it is a known fact that few teachers have taken the initiative to use and apply computers and other ICT tools in their teaching. The purpose of this study was to establish a model that can be used by schools and teachers to adopt ICT and in particular computers in their subject areas. The design of this study was descriptive survey that was conducted in Kikuyu District of Kiambu County, Kenya. The study targeted 100 teachers in 10 secondary schools. Convenience sampling was used to select a sample of 71 teachers. Questionnaires were used to collect data. Analysis of the data was done by use of descriptive statistics as well as simple correlation. The study found out that nearly all the schools surveyed had embraced ICT; however few teachers use the same to deliver content in class. Secondary school teachers are willing to embrace ICT in their teaching but only if there are policies that will force them to follow. Teachers are also going to embrace ICT in their teaching if there are model schools from which they can imitate. The study therefore recommends that the government works out a policy of ICT adoption by teachers in secondary schools.