ERIC Number: EJ786686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Programmes Delivered at a Distance: An Examination of Distance Student Perceptions
Young, Allan; Lewis, Chance W.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n3 p601-609 Apr 2008
Recent technological developments have greatly influenced the ways American universities deliver educational course offerings to students at a distance. The perception of pre-service teachers in distance education programmes is germane to the planning and delivery of distance education courses in teacher education departments in the future. The results of this American study revealed a differing perception between male and female students in the area of course structure, student/teacher interaction, overall course satisfaction and peer interaction. As a result of this study, recommendations are provided for teacher preparation programmes to improve distance education course offerings for prospective teachers in the USA and implications for educators involved in teacher preparation internationally.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Education Courses, Distance Education, Interaction, Gender Differences, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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