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Eduventures Publishes Report on CAEP Standard 2

Report Examines Clinical Partnerships and Practices that are Central to Teacher Preparation Programs

Effective Partnerships and High Quality Clinical Practices

The rationale for Standard 2 centers on the research-based theory that clinical practice is central to the development of teachers. Developing partnerships to deliver these experiences takes significant time, coordination and financial resources, presenting a constant challenge for educator preparation providers.

According to the author of this report, Karen Svarczkopf, a Senior Analyst at Eduventures, “this standard represents a vision for an ideal, mutual relationship in which schools and colleges work together to define clinical practice and share accountability to positively impact P-12 students. Our research shows that partners appear more confident in the value of partnerships when there are clear goals and strong evaluation methods in place.”

New Focus on Outcomes

A large and growing body of research indicates that the experience of clinical preparation will transform teaching. Partners and educator preparation providers must collaborate to strategically develop a series of placements that have a defined purpose within the learning cycle. Only then will they be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of current and future partnerships.

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one meeting at the AACTE conference with the author, Karen Svarczkopf, please contact Ellen Slaby at eslaby@eduventures.com.


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