Editorial: What Is Special About Teacher Education for Virtual Schooling?
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Davis, N. & Ferdig, R.E. (2009). Editorial: What Is Special About Teacher Education for Virtual Schooling?. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 425-435. Chesapeake, VA: SITE.
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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Volume 17, Issue 4, October 2009
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Chesapeake, VA
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This special issue of JTATE comes at a time of rapid growth of K-12 distance education in many parts of the world, especially the USA, where it is known as Virtual Schooling (VS). A growing body of research indicates that we are not prepared to educate educators for this twenty-first century phenomenon that has multiple impacts on the teaching and learning process, teacher education, and the leadership of primary and secondary schools. This editorial by two leaders in this field sets these highly original papers within a global context and the field of teacher education. The papers cover a range of the process of professional development including the raising of awareness, preservice field experience, recruitment of VS and standards for online educators. Many authors call for changes within teacher education.
- Virtual Environments
- Distance Education
- Instructional Design
- Instructional Materials
- Learning Management Systems
- Preservice Teacher Education
- Professional Development
- Teaching Methods
- Barbour, M., Kinsella, J., Wicks, M., & Toker, S. (2009). Continuing change in a virtual world: Training and retraining teachers [Special issue]. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 437-458.
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- Charania, A. (2009). Are preservice teachers ready for virtual schooling? Manuscript in preparation.
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- Ferdig, R., Cavanaugh, C., DiPietro, M., Black, E., Mulkey, J., & Dawson, K. (2009). Virtual schooling standards and best practices for teacher education [Special issue]. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 479-502.
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