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Childre, Amy L.; Van Rie, Ginny L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
In order to promote high quality clinical experiences for teacher candidates, one of the recent changes to educator preparation accreditation standards specifically targeted clinical faculty qualifications. Qualified mentor teachers are critical clinical faculty because they serve as the model for training practices for teacher candidates, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Teacher Role, Evidence Based Practice
Childre, Amy L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
The shortage of highly qualified special educators is most pronounced in rural schools serving populations characterized by poverty, low achievement, disability, and cultural diversity. The result is often untrained teachers serving students with the greatest education needs. This article describes efforts by a university in rural middle Georgia…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Rural Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Gruenhagen, Kathleen; McCracken, Tom; True, Judy – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1999
An interactive, two-way, video conferencing system enables North Georgia College and State University to place and supervise student teachers in remote, rural schools. Costs, technical aspects, and program processes are discussed. Student teachers are able to return to their home communities, university supervisors save travel time, and the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Geographic Isolation, Higher Education