Report Examines Clinical Partnerships and Practices that are Central to Teacher Preparation Programs
Boston, MA – February 25, 2016 Eduventures, Inc., the leading provider of primary research, analysis and advisory services that help higher education institutions support decision making throughout the student lifecycle, today announced that they have released their 2016 report on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards. This incisive report examines CAEP Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships and Practices and provides insight into the potential rewards and pitfalls of achieving that standard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.