Comparison of English teachers’ behavior, concerns in integrating information technology into English instruction between Taiwan and China
Abstract: This study is to compare 472 English teachers’ behavior, concerns in integrating information technology (IT) into English instruction between Taiwan and China. The study found school resources and peer atmosphere in China are higher than those in Taiwan. In terms of hardware, English teachers in China’s use IT in teaching is significantly higher than teachers in Taiwan. In terms of software, non-teaching software, teachers in China are significantly higher than teachers in Taiwan. There is no significant difference in the Informational, Personal, Consequence, and Refocusing Stages of Concern. Awareness, Management, and Collaboration are significantly higher in China than in Taiwan. There is no significant difference in behaviors in integrating IT into English instruction, except for teaching activities, there are significant differences in other dimensions. The part of textbook preparation and self-enhancement is higher in Taiwan than in China. Finally, according to the results of this study, some implications are offered to school, education authority, and future research.