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Field-Based Experience in Light of Changing Demographics
School Psychology Faculty Research
  • Fred Jay Krieg, Marshall University
  • Joyce Meikamp, Marshall University
  • Stephen L. O’Keefe, Marshall University
  • Sandra S. Stroebel, Marshall University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2006
Abstract
Due to changing demographics of students admitted to the School Psychology Training Program at Marshall University Graduate College, it has become imperative to significantly expand field experiences beginning in the first semester to address the lack of educational background of most of the students entering the program. This organized sequence of field experiences continues throughout the program, parallel to classroom instruction, affording opportunities for students to put theory into practice and to interact with professionals in the field, while also allowing for exposure to the public school environment. The collaborative field experience sequence provides the students with early and continuous feedback on their personal fit with schools as organizations and culminates with the summer enrichment program.
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This article first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Trainers’ Forum, the member magazine of Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP), and is reprinted with permission.

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Citation Information
Krieg, F. J., Meikamp, J., O’Keefe, S. L., Stroebel, S. S. (2006). Field-Based Experience in Light of Changing Demographics. Trainers’ Forum (26)1, 15-17.