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ERIC Number: EJ891167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Preparing Special Education Teacher Candidates: Extending Case Method to Practice
Lengyel, Linda; Vernon-Dotson, Lisa
Teacher Education and Special Education, v33 n3 p248-256 Aug 2010
Case methodology is receiving more recognition in the field of education as a viable pedagogy for use in the preparation of future educators. In this article, the coauthors explore two examples of case method instruction that extend beyond university classrooms to field sites: case report and case study. Both examples were used in special education teacher preparation graduate courses. A case report example is provided to illustrate the methodology used to prepare teacher candidates to teach students with severe and multiple disabilities; the second example illustrates the use of a case study to prepare candidates to teach students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Each example describes the process and content of the case requirement, along with descriptions of candidate outcomes and assessment of the case method learning. The coauthors provide concluding remarks on the successful use of the two variations of case methodology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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