The Exploration of Impact Factors of Technological Instructional Professional Attitudes for Female Preschool Teachers
This study explored female preschool teachers’ application of mobile technology to engage in technological access, educare profession, and community interaction, focusing on how the three could be studied and how they were interrelated. The researcher investigated the model of female preschool teachers’ attitudes toward gendered technology on the embedded or external development in the applications of mobile technology between access and community-based professional gender equity activities. The questionnaire “Gendered Technological Instructions and Professional Attitudes” was developed, which consisted of five factors, including gendered technology ideology, passion for professional development, perception of ease of using mobile technology, perception of mobile professional community, and mobile instructional literacy. The sample data was analyzed through partial least squares analysis to investigate the influencing factors of the use of mobile technology and the integration of professional activities, and the study linked the discourses of gendered technology and the analysis of the applications of mobile technology. Female preschool teachers in northern Taiwan were chosen as the survey population. A total of 600 copies of the questionnaire were sent out. The number of valid returned copies was 492 (with a valid return rate of 82%). Statistical tests indicated that female preschool teachers’ attitudes toward mobile instructional literacy were influenced by their perceptions of ease of using mobile technology and mobile professional community, which, in turn, were influenced by their passion for professional development. Female preschool teachers’ gendered technology ideology also interacted with their passion for professional development. Finally, implications and possible outgrowths of this study were discussed.
|關鍵詞||女性幼兒教師、科技教學、專業態度、female preschool teachers、technological instructions、professional attitudes|