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ERIC Number: EJ875050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Satellite-Based Distance Courses for In-Service Training: The Case of HeadsUp! Reading
Morrison, Johnetta Wade; Raya-Carlton, Pamela; Henk, Jennifer K.; Thornburg, Kathy R.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v8 n1 p35-46 2007
This article discusses the use of distance courses as an in-service training mechanism for early childhood personnel. The authors evaluated the efficacy of the in-service, satellite based distance course HeadsUp! Reading (HU!R). The analysis of HU!R data revealed that there were no initial differences in the Language and Literacy Early Childhood: Knowledge Measure scores of the 62 HU!R course and 29 comparison participators who did not attend the satellite-based course. However, by May 2002, a significant difference (p less than 0.0001) in scores between the HU!R and the comparison groups occurred. Similar results were found between a second cohort of participants in 2003. Based on our HU!R findings and a review of the literature on distance courses, we offer suggestions for training entities and policymakers in using distance ITV courses as viable options for in-service training of adult learners in the early childhood education field. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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