The interpersonal dimension of teacher education: Comparing distance education with two other programs in Sri Lanka

Maria Teresa Tatto, N. G. Kularatna

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Abstract

This chapter examines a distance education program to train primary schoolteachers in Sri Lanka and looks for evidence of its success. Quasi-longitudinal data on (a) teacher perceptions of the program; (b) teacher knowledge, skill, and attitudes; (c) teacher classroom performance; and (d) pupil achievement are used to compare distance education with two other teacher education programs in Sri Lanka - an institutional inservice program and a preservice approach. More specifically, the interpersonal aspects of this distance education program are examined as a possible explanation of the program's effectiveness when compared with other distance education as well as conventional approaches to educating teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-778
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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