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ERIC Number: EJ1215774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
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ISSN: EISSN-1555-5062
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Developing Effective Advocates during Doctoral Preparation: An Examination of Federal-Level Special Education Policy Internships
Rodriguez, Jacqueline; Powell, Selma; Straub, Carrie; Vince-Garland, Krista; Wienke, Wilfred
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, v15 n4 2019
It is critically important for leadership personnel in special education to develop knowledge and skills in policy and advocacy. The Pew Charitable Trust initiated a survey to uncover resources and experiences impacting doctoral-level preparation at institutes of higher education. Results indicated that fewer than 30 percent of doctoral students were provided the opportunity for an internship experience. Thus, a large university located in the southeast United States created an internship experience reflective of current policies and trends within the field of special education. This article discusses interns' responsibilities with reference to policy and politics, opportunities for mentorship, the development of personal contacts and networking, and the impact of each experience on the intern's future role in special education teacher education and advocacy.
PDK International, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Web site: http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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