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Title: In-depth Examination of Attitudes towards Distance Education in Students Attending a Special Education Preparation Program
Authors: Koustriava, Eleni
Chronopoulou, Elena
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, special (including:to gifted persons, those with learning disabilities)
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, general (including: training, pedagogy,didactics)
Keywords: attitudes
distance education
special education
online learning
Issue Date: 2022
Source: International Journal of Instruction
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
First Page: 1099
Last Page: 1110
Abstract: Students’ attitudes towards Distance Education (DE) could easily affect a relative program’s success, as well as participants’ satisfaction. This is why a DE provider should examine future or current participants’ attitudes. The aim of the present study was to examine the attitudes towards DE in the context of an online program on the field of special education. Six hundred and ninety-one participants answered a questionnaire of 22 items and 3 subscales concerning attitudes. The results revealed slightly positive attitudes (as a whole) towards DE, slightly positive attitudes as far as the affective component was concerned, definitely positive attitudes regarding their beliefs about DE and their intention to participate in a DE program, and negative attitudes towards DE when it was compared to the traditional model. Moreover, the analysis revealed no possible impact of age and gender on participants’ attitudes. Findings of the present study could be very useful in planning DE programs for special education teachers/ trainees.
ISSN: 1694-609X
Other Identifiers: 10.29333/iji.2022.15358a
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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