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Learning to Teach with Technology: A Comparison of Teacher Development Programs
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, University of California, Riverside, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This research uses comparative case methodology to examine the teacher development programs of two different organizations: a private computer company and a public school district. Both programs are considered effective when judged by participants' evaluations, gain in skills, and plans for classroom technology use. Differences in outcomes appear when we look beyond the program itself and analyze teachers' abilities to implement what they learned in their classrooms. In the article, eight common components of the two programs are identified and the differing ways in which they implemented these features are described. Then the program outcomes are compared along five dimensions: access to equipment, administrative support, technical support, collegial support, and classroom implementation. Finally, implications for teacher development programs are discussed.

Citation

Sandholtz, J.H. (2001). Learning to Teach with Technology: A Comparison of Teacher Development Programs. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 9(3), 349-374. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved January 18, 2021 from .

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