ERIC Number: EJ987301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Administrator Attitudes toward Online Teacher Preparation Programs: Are Principals Logging on--or Logging off?
Huss, John A.
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v11 Article 3 2007
This study investigated the attitudes of principals toward the legitimacy of pre-service teacher preparation programs conducted wholly or almost wholly online. Random cluster sampling was utilized to select participants in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. A total of 326 principals completed questionnaires. Principals expressed apprehension about teacher dispositions and the "social" aspects of teaching that may be compromised in an online program, as well as the general ethicality surrounding online courses. If principals are to ultimately acknowledge the legitimacy of online teacher preparation, the degree-granting institutions must address these concerns and actively seek the input of administrators in program design. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Questionnaires, Principals, Online Courses, Program Design, Preservice Teacher Education, Multivariate Analysis, Teacher Characteristics, Ethics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio