Developing an Online Questionnaire for Determining Teachers' Perceptions of their Preparedness for Working with Children Experiencing Parental Separation and Divorce

Linda Mahony

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    Abstract

    This paper documents the development of an online qualitative questionnaire to be used with teachers of young children experiencing parental separation and divorce. The questionnaire forms the first phase one of a larger project where it will be used to determine teachers’ thoughts, opinion, and beliefs regarding their preparedness for working with children experiencing parental separation
    and divorce. Development and structure of the questionnaire has been informed by a previous study whereby teachers disclosed their professional learning needs for working with children and families experiencing parental separation and divorce. The modules in the questionnaire reflect the modules in the online professional learning tool. The categories of teachers’ professional learning needs are—(1) knowledge of the phenomenon, (2) working with children, and (3) working with families. Usefulness of the questionnaire was determined using Brookfield’s theory of the critically reflective practitioner. I reflected on my own experiences, sought feedback from colleagues who trialed the questionnaire, and made comparisons with the literature. These data were synthesized to conclude the useful of the questionnaire to determine teachers’ perception of their preparedness for working with children experiencing parental separation and divorce.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAARE Conference, Western Australia 2015
    Editors Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    Pages1-17
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference 2015 - Fremantle, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20153 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference 2015
    Abbreviated titleAARE
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period29/11/153/12/15

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    Mahony, L. (2015). Developing an Online Questionnaire for Determining Teachers' Perceptions of their Preparedness for Working with Children Experiencing Parental Separation and Divorce. In Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (Ed.), AARE Conference, Western Australia 2015 (pp. 1-17). Australian Association for Research in Education.