Issues and Challenges of Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning Among Teachers in National Type Tamil School (NTTS)

Kanageswary Thumbarayan, Fathiyah Mohd Kamaruzaman, Marlissa Omar


The integration of technology in teaching and learning is a crucial cornerstone in the education world to produce competent individuals in the 21st century. Teachers play a key role in contributing to the development of technologically proficient individuals in the field of IT. However, it is found that there is a lack of integration of technology in teaching and learning mainly because teachers face various challenges in implementing technology in pedagogy. Hence, this study aims to discover teachers’ challenges and issues in integrating technology in the National Type Tamil School (NNTS)’s classroom. This study adopts a quantitative research approach using a questionnaire. A total of 31 NTTS teachers from across the country participated in the study. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the demographic characteristics of the respondents and the challenges faced by the NTTS teachers. The results of the study indicate that the level of teachers' skills and knowledge in technology is very high. However, the readiness of students and support from Parent-Teacher Association and Non-Governmental Organizations were found to be unsatisfactory.  This study also suggests that school administration, Parents Teacher’s Association (PTA), and the Ministry of Education should focus on the challenges faced by teachers and take various measures such as providing professional development training and facilities such as adequate access to the internet and computer facilities for both teachers and students.

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International Journal of Education ISSN 1948-5476


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