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Effects of online tutorial system on classroom and support in-service teachers in the Canary Islands for the early instruction of students at risk for mathematics difficulties

Jiménez J, Gutierrez N ...see all

Psychology, Society and Education, vol. 9, issue 1 (2017)

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Abstract

The main objective of this study was to analyze the effects of the Primate online tutorial system on classroom and support in-service teachers in the Canary Islands for the early instruction of students at risk for mathematics difficulties. This is a tutorial learning system that uses the Moodle platform to create a virtual educational environment, aimed at teaching teachers that attends at-risk students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically in math. Teachers receive a training on how to instruct early mathematics in children who are at risk based on scientific research. A sample of classroom and support in-service teachers from the Canary Islands participated in the online course. It was found that both groups improved their knowledge in the different areas evaluated through the tutorial system. Finally, positive ratings were received by both the classroom and support in-service teachers.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Direct instruction
  • Math learning disabilities
  • Professional development
  • Response to Intervention Model
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Web-based training

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Authors

  • J.E. Jiménez

  • N. Gutierrez

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