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ERIC Number: EJ843607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
What Teacher Candidates Need to Know about Academic Learning Time
Mulholland, Rita; Cepello, Michelle
International Journal of Special Education, v21 n2 p63-73 2006
A model assignment was designed and tested to enhance special education teacher candidates' skills and understanding in order to improve student learning. The model includes university and school-site activities that develop teacher candidates' awareness of the relationship between on-task learning time and student achievement. Teacher candidates (N = 90) systematically gathered data on their own teaching behaviors and the learning behaviors of their students to measure the level of engaged teaching and learning. The process of guiding teacher candidates through the gathering, graphing, and analysis of student data is presented. Findings, as documented by candidates' responses to the data, indicate the proposed assignment was successful in developing candidates' understanding of the relationship between student achievement and on-task learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States