ERIC Number: EJ917401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Connecting to the Community: A Model for Caregiver-Teacher Conference Instruction
Maher, Michael J.; Reiman, Alan J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n1 p64-78 Win 2009
Professionals throughout the field of education agree on the importance of teacher-caregiver communication. Yet teacher education programs still do very little to prepare future teachers for these interactions. This exploratory study investigated the use of a standardized caregiver model, with 12 teacher education students involved in a simulated caregiver conference. The results indicate that participating in simulated practice conferences with caregivers provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to engage in trial and error, develop personally and professionally, and address some of their entrenched beliefs related to caregivers.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Caregivers, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Models, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Conferences (Gatherings), Interprofessional Relationship, Intergroup Education, Sensitivity Training, Student Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Parent Teacher Conferences, Interpersonal Competence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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