ERIC Number: EJ1042093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
An Analysis of Preference Relative to Teacher Implementation of Intervention
Johnson, LeAnne D.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Symons, Frank J.; Moore, Tara C.; Maggin, Daniel M.; Sutherland, Kevin S.
Journal of Special Education, v48 n3 p214-224 Nov 2014
The purpose of this study was to conduct a preference trial as a preliminary test of preference effects on teacher behavior relative to implementation (adoption, adherence, quality). Teachers were randomly assigned to "preference" or "no-preference" groups and then trained to implement the intervention. Direct observation occurred immediately after initial training, after 6 weeks of coaching support, and after 4 weeks of no support. Results showed that, when compared with the no-preference group, teachers who had the opportunity to exert a preference adopted the intervention sooner and sustained higher fidelity and quality of implementation independent of coaching. Furthermore, though most teachers in the no-preference group did adopt the intervention and demonstrate high fidelity following coaching, implementation did not sustain after the withdrawal of coaching.
Descriptors: Intervention, Preferences, Program Implementation, Teacher Behavior, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Adoption (Ideas), Fidelity, Educational Quality, Observation, Coaching (Performance), Sustainability, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Check Lists, Followup Studies, Educational Practices, Praxis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
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