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ERIC Number: EJ1002113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Technology Integration Solutions: Preservice Student Interns as Mentors
Smith, Sean J.; Smith, Steven B.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v1 n1 p42-56 Fall 2004
To support the integration of technology in the K-12 special and general education classroom, especially for students with disabilities, teachers must be experienced in the application of technology to curriculum. Professional development programs continue to provide opportunity, but often do not result in teacher proficiency in the integration of technology. This study examined the effectiveness of a mentorship-training program that employed special education and elementary education student interns to assist teachers with their technology infusion efforts. Results suggest that mentoring supported by student interns can support integration efforts, specific to the needs of students with disabilities. Implications for supporting teacher technology infusion are discussed.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Mentors, Technology Integration, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Interns, Program Effectiveness, Technology Education, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Collaboration, Training Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Participant Satisfaction
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3305
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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