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Using Short Presentations to Increase Student Teacher Knowledge of School Psychology

by Annable, David Edwin

Abstract (Summary)
This research evaluates the effects of a short presentation to increase student teachers knowledge of the role of school psychologists. Also, analyzed was whether attending the presentation results in more interactions with school psychologists. During the academic semester, a group of student teachers was divided into control and experimental groups. Throughout the semester, the experimental group completed surveys on their knowledge, desire to consult, and interactions with school psychologists. They also attended a brief presentation on the roles of school psychologists. Those participants in the control group did not attend the presentation. The levels of knowledge, desire to consult, and number of interactions with psychologists were compared. There was not a significant difference between the experimental and control groups for levels of knowledge, desire to consult and for interactions. Qualitative phone interviews with student teachers were conducted to gather more information on their interactions and experiences with school psychologists.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:school psychology practice student teachers attitudes

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Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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