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Article Title

Author(s)

Topic

Problem

The Perceptions of Kiriakidis, P.


K-12
Administrators'
Self-efficacy on the
Usage of Skype as
an Online
Communication
Software Tool

Online
Communication
Tools

Need for online


communication
systems to support
administrators

Implementing a
Schlieder, M.
Circle of Friends
Peer-Mediated
Intervention for
High School
Students with
Autism

Circle of Friends
(CoF) Autism
Intervention for
Older Students

The problem is the


need for effective
social skills training
for children with ASD

Research Article Organizer


Purpose

Theory

Research
Design

Research Method

Examine whether or
Selfnot a software program determination
such as Skype can
Theory (SDT)
assist school
administrators in
professional
development in
providing support to
administrators

Qualitative
Case Study

Open-ended
interviews that
were transcibed;
Member checking

The purpose of this


study was to
understand individuals'
interpretations of the
CoF phenomenon

A collective
Qualitative
case study was
used to
investigate
experiences of
parents,
teachers, and
community
agency leaders
participating in
this project.

The conceptual
framework that
guided the study
was
constructivism,
which postulates
that learners
construct
knowledge based
on a combination
of previous
experiences and
social
interactions

Research Questions Analysis Method


Case analyses
conducted for each
participant

1. What are the


experiences of group
facilitators, parents,
and nonprofit
community agency
directors in three area
high schools
implementing Circle
of Friends (CoF) PMI?

Inductive analysis to
code for themes: Hand
analysis involved
coding information
from sources, the
interviews, and
partnering agency
documents. In order to
do a cross-case
analysis, a comparison
table was created
2. How do the
organizing information
contributions of the
generated from
community
parent, facilitator, and
organization providing partnering agency.
professional
development, funding,
and ongoing support
influence CoF
implementation in
three area high
schools

Findings
All participants reported that
they gain a more positive
self-efficacy via interactive
skype and insightful online
communication
experiecnces provided via
Skype.

Four main themes emerged


from a cross-case analysis of
the data. The research
uncovered the influence a
CoF partnership initiative
has on inclusion, social skills
improvement,
empowerment, and sense of
wellbeing. In addition to
benefits, participants shared
challenges and
recommendations for future
CoF implementation. Several
unexpected findings also
came to light.

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