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ERIC Number: EJ1157727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
An Evaluation of Culturally Responsive Practices in Special Education Program for Preservice Educators
Scott, LaRon A.; Alexander, Quentin; Fritton, Sandra; Thoma, Colleen
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v3 n2 p79-93 2017
Meeting the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is a serious concern that schools are facing. This article describes an evaluation of embedding culturally and linguistically diverse evidence-based practices in a master's program for teacher candidates seeking endorsement in special education. A cooperative-agreement was developed between one urban university and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to focus on infusing culturally and linguistically diverse evidence-based practices in a teacher preparation program. This study employed a mixed-method approach to describe the methodology, instrumentation, and progress made towards program improvements related to culturally diverse practices are discussed. Results suggest that while more opportunities for improvements to the program structure and program evaluation data collection are necessary, candidates are showing some evidence of improving skills related to culturally and linguistically diverse evidence-based practices. Although preliminary, the project methods of program revision provide helpful information for other programs on program revision and provide insight on the evaluation of program updates and interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stages of Concern Questionnaire
Grant or Contract Numbers: 514458