Beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice of adult learners enrolled in child development associate courses

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Patricia A. en_US Ragle, Brenda Kay en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:11Z 2011-06-03T19:30:11Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2007 .R34 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if CDA preparation courses affected beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice. Pre and post online TBS surveys were completed by 299 CDA candidates from campuses across the state enrolled in the three courses, each with the same syllabus and objectives. Analysis of the demographic information gathered with the pre-survey did not reveal a significant relationship between beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice and educational level of candidate or educational level of candidate's parents. No significant relationship was found between age, experience working with children, minority status, work environment, or computer usage, and beliefs about DAP. The study revealed a positive increase in beliefs about DAP after taking one course and while the increase was small analysis of factors within the survey did find a significant increase in beliefs about developmentally appropriate practices associated with teacher control and child centered literacy. The study found no significant difference in change of beliefs between face-to-face courses and Internet courses though the N was small making the finding inconclusive. The study did suggest a significant difference in positive change of beliefs about DAP for students enrolled in hybrid courses from students enrolled in face-to-face courses. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Elementary Education
dc.format.extent 175 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child development -- Study and teaching (Associate degree) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool teachers -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice of adult learners enrolled in child development associate courses en_US
dc.title.alternative CDA instruction en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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