Clinical Preparation in Teacher Education: Technology Implications of NCATE’s New Initiative
Abstract: In 2010, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) proposed a new model for the preparation of teacher candidates. This new model shatters an century old tradition of preparation, for it proposes that the majority of teacher education occur in K-12 schools with candidates working under the direct supervision of classroom teachers. This is a new model of teacher education, and it seems well to look at how other professions with long-standing traditions of clinical preparation utilize technology in the evaluation of their students. For this paper, faculty in dentistry, medicine, nursing, and physical therapy were interviewed using twelve standardized questions about their use of technology in evaluating the progress of their students and of the patients with whom the students are working.