The standard and level of computer competency of SGO/SGTs in Hong Kong primary school

Kwok Lam LAU

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Abstract

Like as most of the elementary school counselors in other countries, Student Guidance Officers/Teachers (SGO/SGTs) in Hong Kong utilized computer rarely for their jobs in the school. According to findings of previous studies, low in computer competency was always found to be one of the main factors. The purpose of this study is to explore the standard and the levels of computer competencies of SGO/SGTs in Hong Kong. The Levels of Information Technology Competency (Au, et al., 1999) was modified to measure SGO/SGTs' computer competency. The instrument consisted of 18 items in each of the three categories: Basic, Intermediated and Advanced levels. Mailed questionnaire survey was used as research method in this study. The population of this study is all of the SGO/SGTs working in Hong Kong primary schools. At last, 169 SGO/SGTs returned the questionnaires. The result of the survey showed that many of the respondents have high scores in the basic level of computer competency, while some in intermediated level and few in advanced levels. The finding of the study indicated that there was a training need for SGO/SGTs to promote their use of computers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Citation

Lau, K. L. (2004, July). The standard and level of computer competency of SGO/SGTs in Hong Kong primary school. Paper presented at the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly 2004: Teachers as learners: Building communities for professional development, Hong Kong, China.

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