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ERIC Number: EJ1024040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Preparing Preservice Secondary Special Educators
Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Kemp, Drew
Preventing School Failure, v57 n4 p196-205 2013
Through a mixed-methods study, teacher education faculty members investigated the implementation of a new block of courses and an associated secondary clinical experience designed to prepare preservice secondary special educators. Seventy-three preservice candidates (a) completed then-and-now surveys assessing their confidence implementing 25 competencies, (b) submitted clinical-based artifacts, and (c) reflected on their clinical experience. They reported greater confidence in all skills; completed co-teaching, transition, and strategy-based projects with more than 90% accuracy; and indicated greater understanding of the roles assumed by secondary special educators. Results support recommendations by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for developing closer connections between methods courses and clinical experiences and greater collaboration between university and school faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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