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ERIC Number: EJ870285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Using the Improvement-Focused Model to Evaluate an Online Teacher Education Program
Snyder, Lisa M.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v38 n2 p145-153 2009-2010
The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the effectiveness of an online reading teacher and literacy instructor training program. A mixed-method research design was used in conjunction with the improvement-focused model of program evaluation to help the researcher identify strengths and weaknesses of the program. Overall, data showed the program was effectively preparing teachers to become literacy instructors and beginning reading specialists though literacy instructors felt more prepared. Results also showed that addressing the program objectives was not all teachers needed to feel confident in their teaching positions. Teachers identified four key areas where more information was needed. Additional key findings pertain to the needs of learners in the online environment. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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