, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 221–223 | Cite as

Examining Turkish Social Studies Teachers’ Beliefs About Barriers toTechnology Integration

  • Emin Kilinc
  • Bulent Tarman
  • Hasan Aydin
Column: ICT International


The purpose of this study is to investigate technology integration related issues among Turkish middle school social studies teachers. The researchers administrated a 34-item survey to 259 middle school social studies teachers in Turkey. As indicated in the findings, the most highly identified barriers were external obstacles such as a lack of technology, restricted Internet access, and a lack of administrative and technical support. Moreover, a significant difference existed between teachers who attended technology-related professional development sessions and those who did not.


Technology integration Barriers Social studies Turkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dumlupınar UniversityKutahyaTurkey
  2. 2.Gazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersUSA

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