The Barriers of Employing the Internet in Teaching Social Studies in the Sultanate of Oman from the Viewpoint of Teachers

Saif N. Al Mamari, Fahad S. Al Masrouri

Abstract


This study aimed to reveal the barriers of employing the internet in teaching social studies in the Sultanate of Oman from the viewpoint of a sample of teachers. In addition, the study attempted to examine the effect of a set of variables including, gender, specialization and teaching experience. To achieve objectives of study the researchers prepared a questionnaire that consisted of 30 items that measure four components. The instrument was administered to a sample of 85 social studies teachers from basic education and post-basic education schools in governorates of Al-Sharqia South and Al-Dakaliah. The result of the study showed that degree of barriers of employing the internet in teaching social studies was moderate with a mean score of 3.39. In addition, the results also indicated no statistically significant differences (p. < 0.05) due to gender, specialization and experience in how they evaluate the barriers of employing internet in teaching social studies in all components.

 


Keywords


Social studies and internet, technology and teaching, social studies’ teachers, barriers of teaching social studies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol10iss3pp508-523

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