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ERIC Number: EJ883988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Book Talks in Special Education Methods Courses: Using Literature to Influence, Inspire, and Prepare Teacher Candidates
Marable, Michele A.; Leavitt-Noble, Kimberly; Grande, Marya
Teacher Education and Special Education, v33 n2 p143-154 2010
An investigation on the use of literature as part of the teacher preparation process probed the impact of book talks on teacher candidates' attitudes toward people with disabilities. Candidates in a 4-year undergraduate program participated in book talks reflecting subjects relevant to course work. Books reflected various effects of disability, including the impact on individuals or their families. Data were collected from written reflections and survey responses. Qualitative analysis revealed that the assignment influenced an increase in positive attitudes toward individuals with disabilities reflecting insight, empathy, and respect. Furthermore, candidates benefitted from discussions with their peers and deepened their understanding of the impact of disability. Suggestions for future use of book talks in teacher education are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York