Making preservice teachers better: Examining the impact of a practicum in a teacher preparation program

  title={Making preservice teachers better: Examining the impact of a practicum in a teacher preparation program},
  author={LaRon A. Scott and Roberta Gentry and Melissa Phillips},
  journal={Educational Research Review},
Overwhelmingly, preservice teachers indicate a benefit of having a practicum in their teacher preparation program.  Yet, with a shortage of highly effective special education teachers, there is limited research about the effectiveness of practicum experiences on preservice special education teacher’s preparation. The purpose of this study was to examine preservice special education teacher’s perception of acquiring a practicum experience in their master’s program and determine if there was a… 

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