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ERIC Number: EJ1001044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Impact of Online Coursework for Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities: Utilization of Knowledge and Its Relationship to Teacher Perception of Competence
Hanline, Mary Frances; Hatoum, Rima J.; Riggie, Jennifer
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v37 n4 p247-262 2012
This study had two purposes. The first was to explore how practicing teachers of learners with severe disabilities applied in their teaching the information provided in distance learning courses. A second purpose was to explore the relationship between the application of course content and the areas of course content in which teachers perceived themselves to be more competent. Written information provided by 24 teachers of learners with severe disabilities who participated in online coursework was analyzed qualitatively. Results indicated that teachers appreciated the opportunity to learn new information that could be applied in their classrooms, were willing to change their practices based on information provided in the coursework, and made modifications to their teaching practices in areas in which they perceived they had increased their competence to the greatest degree. Results are discussed in relation to providing online personnel development for teachers of learners with severe disabilities. (Contains 8 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida