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ERIC Number: EJ787266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
An Early Field-Based Experience and Its Impact on Pre-Service Candidates' Teaching Practice and Their Pupils' Outcomes
Maheady, Larry; Jabot, Michael; Rey, Janeil; Michielli-Pendl, Jean
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n1 p24-33 Win 2007
Teacher educators are under increasing pressure to show that preparation programs meaningfully impact instruction among pre-service teachers, who are then influential in student learning. This external pressure is challenging for teacher educators. We present an early field-based course and applied teaching project to examine teaching practices and pupil outcomes. Over 400 candidates taught lessons, utilized evidence-based practices, collected information before and after instruction, and responded to information gleaned from instructional experiences. Candidates provided nearly 17,000 hours of in-class assistance over four semesters, taught more than 800 lessons, used selected evidence-based teaching practices with high degrees of accuracy, and made a noticeable impact in over 60% of sampled lessons. Implications for teacher educators in general and special education are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A