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ERIC Number: ED558669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3032-6479-5
Beginning to Understand Why New Hampshire's Rural Educators Chose Not to Join New Hampshire's Newly Developed On-Line Professional Learning Communities: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study
Baker, Cheryl B.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Plymouth State University
Rural educators face many barriers when trying to participate in high quality professional development, including isolation, funding issues, distance, and lack of temporary replacements. Technological solutions can assist rural educators in overcoming these barriers. Participating in on-line professional learning communities can provide New Hampshire's rural educators opportunities for professional development that might be otherwise unavailable to them. The purpose of this study is to begin to develop a framework for understanding why rural New Hampshire educators chose not to join newly developed on-line professional learning communities. This research can lead to further investigation regarding the choices New Hampshire's rural educators make with regard to participation in technologically mediated professional development opportunities. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire