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ERIC Number: EJ832804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
The Design and Development of a Multimedia Case-Based Environment on Parental Engagement
Roushias, Christos; Barton, Angela Calabrese; Drake, Corey
Educational Media International, v46 n1 p37-52 Mar 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present the rationale and principles that guided the design and development of PARENTS, a multimedia case-based environment. Following a development research approach, the tenets of constructivist learning, and the advantages of case-based instruction, we developed a multimedia program in which we utilized and incorporated the findings of the longitudinal study Ecologies of Parental Engagement (EPE). EPE focused on parents in high-poverty urban communities and the roles they play in elementary schools that are active in implementing reform-based science education. The main purpose of the multimedia program PARENTS was to help preservice science teachers to explore and reflect on themes of parental engagement in high-poverty urban school settings. In this paper, we present the design and conceptual framework behind the first prototype of PARENTS. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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