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The study titled “Assessment of Early Childhood Education Teachers’ Attitude, Knowledge, and Application of Information Technology (ICT) in Teaching in Benin Metropolis” aimed to investigate the attitude, knowledge, and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by early childhood education teachers in Benin Metropolis. The study used a descriptive survey method and included all preschool teachers in public and private schools in Benin Metropolis as the population. A sample size of 560 teachers was randomly selected from the pre-schools and a questionnaire adapted from Agboola (2016) was used as the instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts in measurement and evaluation and two other experts in ICT. The Cronbach alpha reliability statistics was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument for the three sections. It gave the values as 0.91, 0.86 and 0.92. Research questions one to three were analyzed using mean and standard deviation, with a benchmark set at 2.50 for acceptance, while multiple regression analysis was used to answer research question four at 0.05 level of significance. The study found that the attitude of pre-primary school teachers towards ICT in Benin Metropolis was positive, knowledge and application of ICT was moderate, and the sex, age, and experience of preschool teachers significantly predict their attitude, knowledge and application of ICT in teaching. The study recommended that seminars and workshops be organized for preschool teachers on the application of ICT in the learning and teaching of children.


 





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Early childhood education information technology attitude application

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