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ERIC Number: EJ846265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Transformation of Rural Teachers Earning Graduate Degrees by Distance
Santo, Susan A.
Qualitative Report, v10 n2 p289-327 Jun 2005
This study tells the stories of four successful graduate students within a cohort of learners who were earning graduate degrees in technology for education and training by distance. The students were practicing teachers in the Dakota Interactive Academic Link (DIAL) consortium. Courses were offered by the University of South Dakota, using videoconferencing through the statewide Digital Distance Network (DDN) and WebCT asynchronous discussions. Mezirow's 1991 theory of transformative learning suggests that adult learners may experience a transformational experience. Results showed that the four study participants experienced major changes in their way of thinking about learning and themselves. Conducting longitudinal studies in which adults are interviewed throughout their graduate school experience is recommended. (Contains 4 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: South Dakota