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ERIC Number: EJ909908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
The Effects of a Computerized Professional Development Program on Teachers and Students with and without Disabilities in Secondary General Education Classes
Schumaker, Jean B.; Fisher, Joseph B.; Walsh, Lisa D.
Learning Disability Quarterly, v33 n2 p111-131 Spr 2010
Effects of a computerized professional development (PD) program were investigated in two studies. For each, teachers were randomly assigned to either a Virtual Workshop (VW) group that used a computerized program for PD or to an Actual Workshop (AW) group that participated in a live PD session. In Study 1, the teachers' knowledge about and planning for use of a concept comparison routine significantly improved after completing either workshop. Further, Knowledge Scores earned by the VW group were significantly higher than those of the AW group. In Study 2, both groups of teachers' knowledge about the routine, planning for the routine, and implementation of the routine in classrooms significantly improved, as did the concept acquisition of their students with and without learning disabilities. Implementation scores earned by the VW teachers were significantly higher than those of the AW teachers. Students were satisfied with the instruction provided by both teacher groups. All teacher groups in both studies were satisfied. Implications are discussed. (Contains 1 endnote, 2 tables, and 6 figures.)
Council for Learning Disabilities. P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177. Tel: 571-258-1010; Fax: 571-258-1011; Web site: http://www.cldinternational.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas