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ERIC Number: ED520770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
The Teacher Preparation Teacher Practices Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and New Connections. TQ Research & Policy Brief
Goe, Laura; Coggshall, Jane
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between preservice teacher preparation, teacher in-service practice, and outcomes for students with special needs. A fuller understanding of the "teacher preparation greater than teacher practice greater than student outcomes" connection will inform teacher preparation programs as they work to better equip general and special education teachers with the knowledge and skills that will lead to improvements in student achievement. This exploration of the literature sheds light on these relationships but reveals a dearth of studies that would bring real illumination. Finally, specific recommendations to direct further development of policy, research, and practice--and the interactions between the three--are provided. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A