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ERIC Number: ED516733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 245
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-5125-3
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Investigating the Representation of Students with Disabilities in Distance Education
Woods, Michael L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Oklahoma
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the representation of students with disabilities participating in distance education courses. Corollary research questions investigated perceptions, beliefs and expectations of secondary school principals and special education teachers, and determine the existence of statistically significant differences in efficacy of secondary school principals and special education teachers related to location and size of the school site. A secondary school principal survey and a special education teacher survey were mailed to 469 secondary school sites identified by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association classification methods. Surveys identified schools by size and location with ten questions designed to gain insight to the perceptions, beliefs and expectations of secondary school principals and secondary school principals. Secondary school principals provided additional school site information related to school enrollment and special education enrollment based on the First Quarter Statistical Report required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Data were statistically measured by descriptive statistics, two-tailed independent t-tests, and two-factor Analysis of Variance. Bonferroni correction was used to ensure a Type I error was not created by multiple comparisons. With a p less than 0.005, outcomes indicate no statistically significant difference in the percentage of students with disabilities participating in distance education courses and the general education population participating in distance education. Secondary school principals and special education teachers responses indicated areas of agreement in their perceptions, beliefs and expectations of students with disabilities enrolling in distance education. No statistically significant difference exists related to secondary school site location or size. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma