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ERIC Number: EJ1020625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Special Education Teacher Candidate Assessment: A Review
McCall, Zach; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shealey, Monika Williams
Teacher Education and Special Education, v37 n1 p51-70 Feb 2014
Teacher preparation has been under intense scrutiny in recent years. In order for preparation of special education teacher candidates to remain viable, candidate assessment practices must apply practices identified in the extant literature base, while special education teacher education researchers must extend this base with rigorous efforts to link preservice candidate assessment of knowledge, skills, and dispositions, to authentic experiences in the field, in-service professional practice, and student achievement. The authors review prior research on special education candidate assessment from 2000 to the present in three primary domains: skills and knowledge related to academics, behavior, collaboration, and transition; dispositional factors, including attitudes about disability, inclusion, and diversity; and authentic, field-based assessments, including measures of candidates' impact on students and their induction experiences. Implications for policy and practice are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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