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ERIC Number: EJ1017009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
An Evaluation of a School-Based Professional Development Program on Teachers' Efficacy for Technology Integration: Findings from an Initial Study
Skoretz, Yvonne; Childress, Ronald
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v21 n4 p461-484 Oct 2013
The purpose of this program evaluation was to determine the impact of a school-based, job-embedded professional development program on elementary and middle school teacher efficacy for technology integration. Participant bi-weekly journal postings were analyzed using Grappling's "Technology and Learning Spectrum" (Porter, 2001) to determine the change in levels of technology integration in classroom practice. The "Computer Technology Integration Survey" (Wang, 2004) was used to determine differences in efficacy levels for technology integration between the experimental and comparison groups. Study findings indicated there was no statistically significant change in levels of technology integration after experimental group participation in a school-based, job-embedded professional development program. Statistically significant differences in levels of efficacy for technology integration between the experimental and comparison groups were found with moderate effect sizes. Additionally, findings indicated statistically significant differences in the experimental group's levels of efficacy for technology integration based on years of teaching experience, whether teachers taught in an elementary or middle school and whether teachers taught multiple subjects or a single subject, with effect sizes ranging from moderate to large. The relationship between efficacy for technology integration for the experimental group and technology integration in classroom practice was not statistically significant.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia