International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Principals’ Perceptions of the Process of Integration of ICT in Public Primary Schools in Veracruz
Carlos Arturo Torres Gastelú, Joel Angulo Armenta, Agustín Lagunes Domínguez

The present is a report on the results of a descriptive study made using quantitative methodology. The objective was to describe the attitude the principals of public primary schools in Veracruz, Mexico had in relation to the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in their schools. Probabilistic representative sampling of 214 public primary schools and sampling of 46 schools was used. The results indicate that the principals believe that ICT is applicable to their managerial work and insertion in educational didactics. Although the principals have a positive attitude towards ICT in the educational process, it is used little in public primary schools in Veracruz as can be perceived by the scarcity of computers and related equipment; complete lack of planning for maintenance, up-dating and operation of the technological infrastructure; and the lack of technological and pedagogic training of the teachers.

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