Teachers’ Points of View Regarding Technology Integration Issues in a Special Education School in Turkey
Technological advances make life easier for many students with disabilities. However, when technology is mentioned for the disabled, it usually covers the assistive technology such as hearing aids, whereas technology integration in educational circumstances can be more critical than assistive technologies in many cases. This study is carried out in a unique school for children with hearing impairment in Turkey. The school uses oral-communicative approach, thus makes use of hearing aids heavily; however, educational technology is not granted for. It is therefore needed to carry out a research to see the opportunities for instructional technology integration. As for instructional technology use, teachers are asked to fill out a questionnaire on the technology integration for the school. The questions include the instructional use of technology for children in the school that are considered important in terms of technology integration.
Keywords: Technology Integration, Special Education, Hearing Impaired Students, Educational Technology
Assoc. Prof. Adile Askim Kurt
Assistant Professor, Computer and Instructional Technologies, Anadolu University