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ERIC Number: EJ1231539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Embedded Practica in Leadership Preparation Programs: Student Perspectives
Bailey, Scott; Willey, George
Planning and Changing, v48 n1-2 p66-85 2017
The practicum experiences in which educational leadership students participate serve as critical bridges between the classroom work and the field. One regional university restructured the experience to include 15 hours of fieldwork embedded in each course leading up to an 85-hour field-based capstone course. The intent was three-fold: (1) to provide immediate field-based practice related to the learning objectives of each course; (2) to extend the time available to build a relationship with the campus mentor; and (3) to lay a foundation for success in the capstone experience. This study examined the perspectives of students who had recently completed the embedded practicum sequence, reviews their perceptions, and offers suggestions for program improvement.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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