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ERIC Number: EJ942633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Improving Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Family Involvement in Teaching Children with Special Needs: Guest Speaker versus Video
Kim, Eun-Joo; Vail, Cynthia
Teacher Education and Special Education, v34 n4 p320-338 Nov 2011
This study examines preservice teachers' perspectives on family involvement in special education and effective teaching methods for delivering family-involvement content. Eighty-three preservice teachers provided data on pre- and postadministrations of a questionnaire. The effectiveness of two methods, a video and a guest speaker, in delivering curriculum concerning family involvement was compared. The results indicated that the participants perceived family involvement as relatively important as measured by the preadministration survey. The overall response mean values measured by two postadministrations increased after students were exposed to the course content on family involvement. Results also indicate that the two teaching methods equally contributed to improving preservice teacher knowledge. Implications for teacher education on the importance of family involvement are presented. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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