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ERIC Number: EJ833569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
The Digital Age Literacy Professional Development Initiative: Factors Influencing Teachers' Implementation of Skills and Strategies
Richardson, Jennifer C.; Ertmer, Peggy A.; Aagard, Hans; Ottenbreit, Anne; Yang, Dazhi; Mack, Nayo C-G
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n3 p239-262 Sum 2007
This research examines factors that influenced teachers' decisions to participate in professional development activities and, subsequently, to implement ideas gained through their participation. Twenty-four teachers who were employed by an urban school district shared their perceptions regarding the content, context, and process of a districtwide professional development initiative focused on digital age literacy skills. Results emphasize how factors that are internal and external to the teachers influenced their decisions to adopt and implement initiative-promoted strategies. Teachers' perceptions of the sustainability of new classroom practices, as gained through the initiative, are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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