Digital Technologies and Teachers in Educational Processes: A Research in the Context of Teachers Born Before the 1980’s

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Number of pages: 579-591
Year-Number: 2021-Volume 13, Issue 2

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Being knowledgeable about the similarities and differences between the generations is especially important for school management. While digital literacy, whose importance in education cannot be ignored, is actively used by Generations Y-teachers, Baby Boomer-teachers and X teachers cannot use digital literacy with the same consistency. Baby Boomer-teachers are known to work actively in schools. It is observed that Baby Boomer-teachers and Generation X-teachers experience difficulties in using information technologies effectively. Therefore, based on this observation, this research aims to examine the digital integration of Baby Boomer-teachers and Generation X-teachers working in the Ministry of National Education schools. The research was designed using the fundamental qualitative research of qualitative research methods. the purposive sampling method for the study is that the opinions of Baby Boomer-teachers and Generation X-teachers are needed for the aim of the research. Considering the results obtained from the study in general, it is concluded that Baby Boomer teachers and Generation X teachers are trying to adapt to the needs of the digital world and making an effort to fulfill them. However, there are situations where they feel like they lack certain aspects.  

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