Building Adaptive Expertise and Practice-Based Evidence: Applying the Implementation Stages Framework to Special Education Teacher Preparation
In this paper, the authors describe a capstone project that meets these needs and prepares pre-service special educators for their role in the development of practice-based evidence. These aims align well with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Professional Standards. To describe this project and how it meets these aims, the authors used the Implementation Stages framework. Outcomes reflect an increase in pre-service special educators’ ability to research and design usable interventions based on evidence-based practices.
Publication Year: 2015 | Updated in ITEC: March 19, 2017
How Can Schools of Education Help to Build Educators’ Capacity to Use Data? A Systemic View of the Issue
The objective of this article is to understand what schools of education are doing to prepare teachers to use data in their practice. The study examined the extent to which schools of education teach stand-alone courses on data-driven decision making or integrate data use concepts into existing courses. It also examined state licensure and certification requirements to determine if and how data use is included in documentation. The analyses yield several key findings. First, schools of education report that they are teaching stand-alone courses on data-driven decision making. The syllabus analyses provide a deeper examination into what actually is being taught in a subset of the courses. The licensure analyses provide a perspective on how education may view data literacy.
Publication Year: 2015 | Updated in ITEC: March 16, 2017
Outcomes of Primary Teacher Education in Finland: An Exit Survey
The participants were given an exit survey, which measured their estimated attainment of knowledge and experience in the 10 domains of professional activity considered critical for new teachers in the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. The results indicated that the profile of the graduates was uneven, showing low levels of satisfaction in the fields of special education and cooperation but high levels of satisfaction in the fields of reflective practice and planning.
Publication Year: 2017 | Updated in ITEC: March 6, 2017
Exploring Ethical Tensions on the Path to Becoming a Teacher
The article explores the authors', two teacher educators’ and a pre-service teacher’s, understanding of the ethical dilemmas, obligations, and plotlines that emerged in the experiences of a pre-service teacher as she began to develop her identity as a teacher.
Publication Year: 2011 | Updated in ITEC: March 6, 2017