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ERIC Number: EJ882472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
A Preliminary Investigation of the Effectiveness of CaseQuests in Preparing Family-Guided and Technologically-Competent Early Childhood Interventionists
Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie; Brown, Teresa; Senderak, Amy; Walsh, Joseph
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v21 n3 p87-93 Spr 2005
Selecting and using effective instructional strategies is a challenge facing those involved with preservice teacher education. Two instructional strategies with emerging empirical support include WebQuests and Case Method Instruction; however, both have limitations. This study examined the effects of using a CaseQuest--a hybrid of WebQuests and Case Method Instruction--on early childhood intervention students' competence related to working with families of young children with disabilities and utilizing technology to deliver intervention services. Twenty-eight graduate students participated in the CaseQuest project. Findings indicate students' reported family-guided skills and work practices increased following the CaseQuest experience. Students also reported increases in their technology skills and knowledge following the CaseQuest experience. Implications for preservice programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act