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Shintaro Masugi



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In my school, we are at a challenging crossroads where the integration of technology and teachers' engagement with ICT intersect. On one hand, some educators advocate for the necessity of ICT in contemporary education, while on the other, there exists a faction that is hesitant or outright resistant. The proponents often lack empathy for their peers' apprehensions. This resistance stems from a fear of change and deeply rooted negative perceptions, leading to a knee-jerk rejection of technology use. As a result, even basic tasks become daunting when paired with digital tools, with many educators quickly abandoning efforts at the first hint of difficulty. This division transcends simple categories such as age or technological proficiency, being shaped instead by diverse responsibilities and the cultural environments of educators' previous affiliations. The complexity of this issue means that no straightforward solution exists, making the task of bridging this divide even more challenging. The ramifications of this standoff are significant, not only affecting individual educators but also casting a shadow over the broader school culture and adversely impacting students' learning environments. The crux of this dilemma lies in its impact on the school's operational ethos and educational integrity, underscoring the urgent need for an approach that differs in nuance. This approach must respect the viewpoints of all educators while nurturing a spirit of innovation and adaptability. The aim is to cultivate a school environment where technology is embraced not merely as an accepted aspect of education but as a potent enhancer of both teaching and learning experiences.

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