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ERIC Number: EJ1184994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
Learning to Serve Students with Disabilities Online: Teachers' Perspectives
Crouse, Toni; Rice, Mary; Mellard, Daryl
Journal of Online Learning Research, v4 n2 p123-145 2018
As K-12 online learning continues to grow for all student populations, so should knowledge of best practices related to teaching students with diverse learning needs, including students with disabilities. The absence of a strong literature base provides a unique opportunity to explore teacher knowledge in these settings, particularly as they consider their role in the call for highly skilled, high-quality instruction for all students, regardless of disability status. This study explored descriptions of practice from fully-online teachers in their instruction of students with disabilities. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews of online teachers across a variety of grade levels. Analysis involved both thematic and theoretical elements to identify concepts for interpretation. Findings were divided into two major concepts: (1) online teachers' learned practices about working with students with disabilities; and (2) online teachers' sources of knowledge about "good" teaching practices when working with students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Kansas; Nevada; Minnesota
Grant or Contract Numbers: H327U110011