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ERIC Number: ED472684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Meeting the Unmet Challenge: Alternative Certification Programs through the Use of Technology.
Mann, George; Henderson, Eddie; Guffy, Ted
Quality education is dependent in large measure on the supply of qualified teachers. Each year, the number of students enrolled in the nation's schools increases, and the shortage of teachers grows. Traditional teacher preparation programs currently do not produce enough educators to meet the needs of school districts. The shortage is particularly acute in areas such as special education. This project is designed to deliver professional development and special education courses through the Internet to students enrolled in an alternative teacher certification program. Delivery of courses through technology serves to reduce obstacles to program completion. Results of state-mandated competency testing indicate that the performance of students who participated in the project exceeded that of students who did not participate in the project. Results confirm the effectiveness of courses delivered using technology and have implications for expanding this mode of delivery. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas