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ERIC Number: EJ1014027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Middle Level Professors' Perspectives regarding Online Teacher Education
Thornton, Holly
Middle School Journal (J3), v44 n4 p30-39 Mar 2013
This article reports findings from a survey of middle level teacher educators to determine their views of online teacher education. The questions were grounded in the literature about effective middle level education and the important aspects of providing teacher preparation unique to those seeking to teach young adolescent learners. The survey questions were derived from the following research questions: (1) What types of best practices are participants able to model and use consistently in online environments? (2) How are relationships and the social aspects of teaching impacted by online instruction? (3) How does online coursework impact student performance in terms of rigor and teaching for understanding? and (4) What do instructors perceive as the benefits of online teaching? What are their concerns? The survey was distributed to 125 middle level education professors from 38% of all states offering middle level licensure or endorsements. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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