—The purpose of the study is to identify elementary
and secondary school teachers’ needs for media education
training courses. A questionnaire survey was conducted from
October to November, 2013. The participants were 49
elementary and secondary school teachers. A four point Likert
scale questionnaire was used to measure teachers’ needs for the
current “curriculum standards” and a free-response style
self-report questionnaire was used to identify participants’
needs for new media education in-service teacher training
courses. Participants were asked what they want to study in an
in-service teacher training course for media education.
Participants’ answers were classified using quantification
method type III. Results of the research reveal that media
education training courses with high needs were: utilizing
digital textbooks, utilizing tablet PCs, utilizing interactive
blackboards/ whiteboards, ICT integration in education,
capacity building for ICT integration, designing ICT integrated
lessons, utilizing ICT in specific subjects, and moral issues in
—Needs assessment, professional development,
teacher training, media education, capacity building.
Hiroki Yoshida is with Tokoha University, Shizuoka, Japan (e-mail:
Cite: Hiroki Yoshida, "Elementary and Secondary School Teachers’ Needs for Media Education: With Focus on Curriculum Development for Professional Development," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 836-840, 2015.