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ERIC Number: ED561833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 177
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-4535-4
Effectiveness of Graduate Training in School Psychology: Perspectives of Graduate Practitioners
Satchwell, Mary Susan
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Loyola University, Chicago
While trends in graduate training in school psychology indicate a movement towards an increasing emphasis on consultation and decreasing emphasis on assessment (Anton-LaHart & Rosenfield, 2004), there remains a gap between training and practice for professional school psychologists (Harrison, et al., 2004). The present study provided an examination of practitioner views for graduates of both specialist and doctoral training programs from 2006 through 2011 at a single NASP-approved, NCATE-accredited university setting. The primary purpose of this study was to examine alumni practitioners' perspectives of the effectiveness of their coursework and fieldwork experiences in preparing them for their professional roles as a school psychologist. Practitioners found the most value in their coursework that provided practical skills and training in application of theoretical concepts. Alumni ratings of fieldwork including the practicum and internship experiences, yielded the highest means when compared to ratings of other program components. [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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