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Reams, Paula; Twale, Darla – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2008
The purpose of our article is to illustrate the use of mixed methods research as necessary to uncover maximum information and perspective, increase corroboration of the data, and render less biased and more accurate conclusions. This study used the case study method to closely examine the people, issues, programmes and topics related to the…
Descriptors: Health Occupations, Methods Research, Service Learning, Case Studies
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Cicchelli, Terry; Baecher, Richard E. – Computers and Education, 1987
This study of 18 high school teachers focuses on personal dimensions of the change process and on teacher concerns about using microcomputers in the classroom. Stages of Concern Questionnaire and interviews were used to design a staff development model consisting of inservice activities that addressed teacher's concerns about computers.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Educational Change, Inservice Teacher Education
Darr, Alice Dozier – 1985
The results of the first year of a three-year longitudinal study of the adoption of a new Practical Action Curriculum by Ohio Vocational Home Economics teachers are reported. The purpose of the study was to investigate (1) the teachers' Stages of Concern about adopting the curriculum; (2) the factors that affected the teachers' degree of adoption…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
Ellis, James D.; Kuerbis, Paul J. – 1988
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), with support from the National Science Foundation, is conducting a three-year project to develop a model for implementing educational computing in school science. This paper explains the tentative model in detail and presents the results of a pilot test of the model, which project staff conducted…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Microcomputers
Wedman, John F. – 1986
Implementation of educational computing in schools is dependent upon teachers' attitudes toward computers as well as their expertise. Most inservice activities focus on increasing teacher expertise, while paying little attention to teachers' attitudes towards the technology. To investigate teachers' concerns about educational computing, two…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Measures, Computer Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education