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ERIC Number: EJ920570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments: Challenges and Needs in Teachers' Preparation Programs and Practice
Zhou, Li; Parker, Amy T.; Smith, Derrick W.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v105 n4 p197-210 Apr 2011
This article reports on a survey of 165 teachers of students with visual impairments in Texas to examine their perceptions of their knowledge of assistive technology. The results showed that they had significant deficits in knowledge in 55 (74.32%) of the 74 assistive technology competencies that were examined and that 57.5% of them lacked adequate confidence about teaching assistive technology to students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas