Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(5), pp. 422-429, May, 2013         
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Distance education for specialization of teachers intechnical professional nursing in Brazil

*1Rosangela Andrade Aukar de Camargo, 2Marcelo Duarte Ferrari,

3Andresa Mercedes Araújo, 4Marta Cristiane Alves Pereira

1,2University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Department of Maternal-Infant and Public Health Nursing.

3Faculty of Education São Luís at Jaboticabal.

4University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing,  Department of Fundamental Nursing.

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Received January 25, 2013; Accepted March 02, 2013


The requirement of the Health Politics and the constant demand for professionals has favored the opening of professional education schools forming nursing technicians. However, the number of nurses with pedagogical formation is not sufficient to fulfill these courses. Distance learning proposes to fill this gap creating an interactive teaching dynamics. This study evaluated how many nurses have finished and their difficulties in doing Distance Education in the Specialization of Teachers. This was a retrospective research in a private college in Brazil. The sample was of 120 students from the 2009 to 2010, in 11 regions of education. The data has been collected from the system of communication and in academic office. Results: 88% of the students finished the course, and the difficulty in accessing the system was reported by 67% of them. 92% of respondents preferred the Forum because the scales of shifts limited the chats. 32% of the students approved the methodology of the course, however 70% still preferred face-to-face courses for they value dialogue or because they do not dominated the technological process. Acceptance of distance learning courses to train teachers in nursing still shows pedagogical and technological resistance.

Keywords: Education, Distance; Education, Professional; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Education, Nursing.

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