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Developing Effective Advocates during Doctoral Preparation: An Examination of Federal-Level Special Education Policy Internships

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Developing Effective Advocates during Doctoral Preparation: An Examination of Federal-Level Special Education Policy Internships
 
Creator Rodriguez, Jacqueline
Powell, Selma
Straub, Carrie
Vince-Garland, Krista
Wienke, Wilfred
 
Subject
Doctoral internships; Special education policy; Special education advocacy; Mentorship; Professional development
 
Description It is critically important for leadership personnel in special education to develop knowledge and skills in policy and advocacy. The Pew Charitable Trust initiated a survey to uncover resources and experiences impacting doctoral-level preparation at institutes of higher education. Results indicated that fewer than 30 percent of doctoral students were provided the opportunity for an internship experience. Thus, a large university located in the southeast United States created an internshipexperience reflective of current policies and trends within the field of special education. This article discusses interns’ responsibilities with reference to policy and politics, opportunities for mentorship, the development of personal contacts and networking, and the impact of each experience on the intern’s future role in special education teacher education and advocacy.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, GMU, and UDel
 
Contributor Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute
 
Date 2019-04-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Qualitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/468
10.22230/ijepl.2019v15n4a468
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 15, No 4 (2019): Developing Effective Advocates during Doctoral Preparation: An Examination of Federal-Level Special Education Policy Internships
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/468/211
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0