Assistive Technology Outcomes in a Teacher Education CurriculumBy Wojcik, Brian W.; Peterson-Karlan, George; Watts, Emily H.; Parette, Phil; Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 21-32
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Article discusses an assistive technology (AT) teacher preparation model designed to help educators address the needs of general education and special education students, as well as the needs of students in early childhood education programs. The model includes an innovative component that consists of web-based modules created to prepare general education teacher candidates. A traditional component is also included, which consists of coursework and activities designed to prepare special education and early childhood education teacher candidates. Preliminary reports indicate that the vast majority of students taught under the model achieved the optimum knowledge and performance competencies to become successful educators. Recommendations for program improvements are discussed.
Published by: Special Education Assistive Technology Center, Illinois State University (Website:http://www.seat.ilstu.org/)
Assistive Technology Industry Association (Web Site: http://www.atia.org. )
Link to text: http://www.atia.org/atob/ATOBV1N1/Documents/ATOBV1N1.doc