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ERIC Number: EJ771993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Distance Education Programming Barriers in Business Education Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
Zirkle, Chris; Norris, Chris; Winegardner, Amy; Frustaci, Eva
Career and Technical Education Research, v31 n2 p101-118 2006
Distance education has been viewed by some individuals as a means to break down barriers to accessing educational opportunities. Despite its "anytime, anyplace" label, distance education can present unique barriers to students, faculty, and the educational institutions that attempt to provide it. This study examined the perceptions of business education teacher educators in the United States with respect to these barriers. The study also sought to determine demographic characteristics of the educational institutions involved in the utilization of distance education in business education teacher preparation, including the number of distance education courses, programs offered, and the categorical breakdown of those courses. While specifically focused on business education teacher preparation, the study offers findings and recommendations applicable to other subject areas within teacher preparation considering distance education as a delivery mechanism. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States