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ERIC Number: ED544257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Teachers' Views on the Relationship between Technology and Aspirational Teaching: Findings from a CTF National Survey
Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard; McGahey, Bob
Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1)
In May 2012 the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) conducted a national teacher survey on the theme of "Teachers’ Aspirations" as part of a joint research project with the Canadian Education Association (CEA). The research project involved extensive input from over 200 teachers who participated in CEA focus groups across the country and over 4,700 teachers who responded to the CTF online survey. A report on the project co-authored by the CEA and CTF was released at the CTF President's Forum in July 2012. Access to adequate and up-to-date technology and an adequate technology infrastructure were identified by teachers as being among a number of important contributors to aspirational teaching (aspirational teaching is defined in the report as teaching in a way that resonates with teacher beliefs about teaching and learning). As a follow-up to this research project, in October 2012 CTF conducted a national survey of teachers to explore the relationship between the use of digital technologies and aspirational teaching in elementary/secondary education. The online survey was administered through CTF Member organizations from October 9-16, 2012. We received nearly 4,600 responses from classroom teachers, special education teachers, administrators and others. This article presents the major survey findings and concludes with some of the key messages we heard from teachers. It also provides some context for our findings by looking at other recent research on teaching and learning with technology. (Contains 6 charts,1 figure, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation
Identifiers - Location: Canada