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ERIC Number: EJ1148603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
Incremental Progress: Re-Examining Field Experiences in K-12 Online Learning Contexts in the United States
Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Shelton, Catharyn; Dalal, Medha; McAllister, Laura; Huyett, Sabrina
Journal of Online Learning Research, v2 n3 p303-326 2016
Despite the call for a transformation of teacher education in the 21st century, surprisingly little has changed. This includes how the practical, hands-on component, known as a field experience is structured. Previous research, conducted in 2010, specifically examining how teacher education programs address K-12 online learning through their field experiences found that only seven programs nationally, or 1.3% of responding programs, offered such an experience. In comparison, the current study found a small expansion that includes 15 programs across nine states, representing 4.1% of responding teacher education programs. Despite being limited, there appears to be slow, targeted growth, particularly in contexts in which partnerships have formed between teacher education programs and K-12 online providers. However, while signs of progress are evident, significant work to move the field forward with respect to K-12 online teacher preparation remains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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