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ERIC Number: EJ973333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Assistive Technology and Mathematics Education: Reports from the Field
Bouck, Emily C.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v31 n2 p115-138 Apr 2012
Mathematics is a critical content area and assistive technology can benefit students with high incidence disabilities in accessing and achieving in this domain. Yet, the field lacks awareness of how often teachers use assistive technology in mathematics and what types of technology they are using. This study sought to understand teachers' self reported use and perceived effectiveness of assistive technology in mathematics as well as factors hindering and encouraging use of assistive technology in teaching mathematics to students with high incidence disabilities. Middle school special education teachers in two states were surveyed. Three main results were found: (a) relatively little technology is reported being used to teach mathematics to this population, (b) teachers generally perceived the technology for mathematics to be effective, and (c) teachers reported not being effectively prepared to teach with technology and felt knowledge and training served as both a barrier and a support to its implementation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A