Practicum Experiences in Special Schools : A Case Study

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Wong, Monica May Dze, Monteleone, Chrissoula, Tanti, Miriam Helen Maks and Lorusso, Kelly-Mariee. (2023). Practicum Experiences in Special Schools : A Case Study. In Work-Integrated Learning Case Studies in Teacher Education - Epistemic Reflexivity pp. 249-260 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6532-6_20
AuthorsWong, Monica May Dze, Monteleone, Chrissoula, Tanti, Miriam Helen Maks and Lorusso, Kelly-Mariee
Abstract

Initial teacher education programs in New South Wales have included a dedicated special education unit to build the capacity of pre-service teachers to meet the diverse needs of complex learners. Pre-service teachers who have completed these types of units develop a good theoretical understanding of inclusive education, and their professional development can be enhanced through professional experience and practicums in inclusive and special-education settings (e.g., Lancaster and Bain in Int J Disability, Dev Educ 54:245–256, 2007); Tindall et al. in Eur Phys Educ Rev 21:206–221, 2015; Walton and Rusznyak in Teach Teach Educ 36:112–120, 2013). This chapter outlines a pilot project to place pre-service teachers in a School for Specific Purposes. The case study of one pre-service teacher during her 20-day placement and the development of insights about inclusive and special education are discussed.

KeywordsTeacher education; Inclusive education; Special education; Professional experience; Differentiation; Behaviour management
Page range249-260
Year01 Jan 2023
Book titleWork-Integrated Learning Case Studies in Teacher Education - Epistemic Reflexivity
PublisherSpringer Nature
Place of publicationSingapore
ISBN978-981-19-6531-9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6532-6_20
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