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ERIC Number: EJ823216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Providing Optimal Opportunities: Structuring Practicum Experiences in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Preservice Programs
Macy, Marisa; Squires, Jane K.; Barton, Erin E.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v28 n4 p209-218 2009
An approach to designing field-based practicum opportunities for preservice students is described. First, the importance of quality field experiences is presented, together with a conceptual framework. Second, foundational and philosophical perspectives in early childhood and early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) that create a "linked system" are described. Third, a continuum of potential practicum activities is presented, followed by illustrations from an EI and ECSE preservice master's degree program. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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