Using a comparison task to support prospective educators' interpersonal skill development

Joan M.T. Walker, Benjamin Dotger

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Abstract

Despite family involvement's importance in children's education, teacher preparation programs often fail to help educators develop the communication skills they will need to engage effectively with families. This exploratory study used comparison of two simulated parent-teacher conferences to assess and enhance prospective educators' interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions for family involvement. Its purposes were to: validate the cases' contents; pilot them as teaching tools; and develop rubrics for evaluating student responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages364-365
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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