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dc.contributor.advisorFriedman, Reva C
dc.contributor.authorSingleton, Nicole Y.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-24T23:35:10Z
dc.date.available2014-09-24T23:35:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12906
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/15093
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the curriculum orientation preferences of K-12 public school teachers who provided instruction in virtual settings (n=47) in a midwestern state. Curriculum orientations were explored using a mixed-methods design. Quantitative assessments data revealed a pattern of curriculum orientations similar to teachers working in brick-and-mortar settings. However, qualitative interviews conducted with a sub-sample of 10 participants indicated that these virtual teachers expressed a choice to use online instruction to develop the whole child, to connect with the family, and to make the overall educational experience practical and pertinent to the learner and the local context. In addition, they highlighted a lack of appropriate professional education and experiences to prepare them to implement curriculum in a virtual environment. The combination of quantitative and qualitative procedures and related data provided a broad and deep understanding of teachers' curriculum preferences as they related to making instructional decisions in a virtual school environment. In addition, these results contribute to the growing body of knowledge about K-12 virtual teachers and the importance of understanding the way curriculum is viewed in different settings.
dc.format.extent143 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectTeacher education
dc.subjectCurriculum development
dc.subjectEducational evaluation
dc.subjectCurriculum orientations
dc.subjectOnline teaching
dc.subjectPreservice teachers
dc.subjectVirtual education
dc.subjectVirtual schools
dc.subjectVirtual teachers
dc.titleCurriculum Orientations of Virtual Teachers
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberMahlios, Marc
dc.contributor.cmtememberFrey, Bruce
dc.contributor.cmtememberHorn, Eva
dc.contributor.cmtememberWhite, Steve
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineCurriculum and Teaching
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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