ERIC Number: EJ1203729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Practice-Based Evidence: A Model for Helping Educators Make Evidence-Based Decisions
Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v42 n1 p82-92 Feb 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification programs. In this article, a flexible, problem-solving model for collecting and reflecting on practice-based evidence (PBE) is described. The model, utilized in a graduate program in Special Education, was designed to assist teacher candidates in evaluating the effectiveness of the practices they implement to optimize students' learning outcomes. Implications for practice in the K-12 environment are also provided.
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Educational Practices, Educational Assessment, Models, Program Implementation, Educational Objectives, Benchmarking, Educational Strategies, Fidelity, Feedback (Response), Information Dissemination
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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