Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(3), pp. 1021-1030 March 2011         
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The Effects of a Training Program in Improving Instructional Competencies for Special Education Teachers in Jordan

Suhail Mahmoud Al-Zoubi* and Majdoleen Sultan Bani Abdel Rahman

Faculty of Education, Najran University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

*Corresponding author email: suhailalzoubi@yahoo.com

Received 24 December, 2010; Accepted 20 March, 201 

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct a training program based on instructional competencies and to measure its effects in improving these competencies for special education resource room teachers in Jordan. The sample of the study consisted of 50 teachers. The participants were distributed into two equal groups, with 25 teachers in each group. The teachers in the experimental group were attached with the training program module; whereas the teachers in the control group were exposed to the conventional training program. The results of (ANOVA) revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the two groups' performance on the post-achievement test and the post-observation scale, favoring to the experimental group. The results of qualitative data analysis, that utilized interview methods showed significantly better performances of the experimental group teachers than of the control group in improving the personal and professional competencies.

 

Keywords: Resource room teachers, instructional competencies, In-service training program, Jordan.

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