ERIC Number: EJ937416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Refocusing the Lens: Enhancing Elementary Special Education Reading Instruction through Video Self-Reflection
Osipova, Anna; Prichard, Brooke; Boardman, Alison Gould; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Carroll, Patricia E.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v26 n3 p158-171 Aug 2011
This article presents the findings from a pilot study exploring the use of video as a self-reflection tool combined with high-quality, collaborative professional development (PD). Participants were in-service, upper-elementary, special education instructors teaching word study and fluency to students with learning disabilities. Participants watched multiple video-recordings of their instructional practice throughout one school year and reflected on their video by: rating their instruction, noting what worked, and making suggestions for future lessons. Findings indicated that teachers' self-reflections changed from overestimations of their practice to more critical self-examinations. Their comments initially were vague but became more descriptive over time. Four teacher groups emerged in the analysis, ranging from teachers who did not believe they needed to improve their practice to teachers who became instrumental in conducting their own research about what worked in their practice. Overall, video self-reflection combined with high-quality PD was a positive tool for enhancing teacher change.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Learning Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Elementary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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