The difficulties that face schoolteachers in conducting educational research and ways to overcome them
Reem Abd Elkareem Alomoush
Middle East University, Jordan
This study aimed to identify the difficulties that face school teachers in conducting educational research and ways to overcome them. It also aims to explore the impact of some variables, such as academic qualification and years of experience, on these difficulties. To this end, a descriptive approach was adopted and a questionnaire was designed and administered to 502 male and female teachers. The first section of the questionnaire examined the difficulties in four dimensions, namely cognitive, administrative, technical, and personal issues; the second investigated some proposed ways to overcome such difficulties. The study concluded that the level of difficulties in the various areas was high. The highest was for personal difficulties, while the highest level in the section that tackled ways followed to overcome difficulties was for the item that stated, "reducing the professional burdens placed on teachers in exchange for the motivation provided to conduct educational research." One of the crucial recommendations of the study is to develop pre-service teacher education programs that prepare teachers' capabilities for conducting educational research.
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|Author: Dr Reem Abd Elkareem Alomoush is an assistant professor in the Department of Administration and Curriculum, Faculty of Arts and Educational Sciences, Middle East University, Jordan, and a researcher in curriculum and instruction, and technology enhanced learning. She is often a reviewer for a number of international journals; and has worked as a trainer in educational and psychological sciences.|
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Please cite as: Alomoush, R. A. E. (2023). The difficulties that face schoolteachers in conducting educational research and ways to overcome them. Issues in Educational Research, 33(3), 857-873. http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/alomoush.pdf