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ERIC Number: ED554371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-9739-0
The Perspectives towards Collaboration of Graduate Students Enrolled in a Teacher Preparation Program
Hernandez, Stephen J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Hofstra University
Collaboration is an established component of service provision for children with disabilities, ensconced in regulation and best practice. Collaboration's importance continues today with the need to serve an ever more diverse student population and the move towards inclusive classroom environments, requiring the services of a variety of individuals with a number of different skill sets. Collaboration's success has not been without its challenges. In particular, collaboration contains a number of different elements, all of which can be key factors in its ability to succeed. While the literature has identified these elements, questions remain regarding the perspectives of pre-service teachers regarding the collaborative process. With this in mind, the author engaged in research to determine the perspectives towards collaboration of graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparation program as well as their perceived ability to engage in collaboration. The study's findings determined that the respondents' perspectives towards collaboration concurred with the literature's identified elements of collaboration. The research also noted limited significance in variation amongst the demographic variables of the participants when it came to their perspectives towards collaboration. In addition, limited findings existed when attempting to determine whether pre-service teachers felt prepared to engage in collaborative relationships. That finding and others led to a number of recommendations for further research, including a greater understanding of the preparatory needs of future educators as they enter into collaborative relationships with others in service to students with and without disabilities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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