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ERIC Number: EJ768874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 98
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Technology-Based Classrooms: A Developmental View
Levin, Tamar; Wadmany, Rivka
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v39 n2 p157-181 Win 2006
This paper reports on an exploratory, longitudinal study that analyzes and interprets the evolution of teachers' beliefs regarding learning, teaching, and technology, and their instructional practices, in the context of integrating technology-based information-rich tasks in six 4th-6th grade classrooms. The study used multiple research tools, interviews, questionnaires and observations, focusing on both teachers' beliefs and classroom practices. The findings reveal that following multi-year experiences in technology-based classrooms, teachers' educational beliefs had changed quite substantively, demonstrating multiple views rather than pure beliefs. The study argues that teachers' beliefs form a mosaic of complementary visions, even conflicting ones. It also shows that it is easier to change classroom practices than educational beliefs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel