Reflections: Preparing for Your Practicum and Internship / Edition 1

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Overview

As the competition for internships increases, and the time faculty can spend with each student decreases, a successful Internship is dependent on students taking the lead. Reflections: Preparing for Your Practicum and Internship will guide students to launch their own investigation, and teach them how to maximize their internship experience for a smooth transition into the field. Digital communications and use of the Internet are highlighted throughout to better web search results. To prepare students to complete a successful internship and transition into the field, communication skills, ethics, and "on the job" dynamics are woven throughout the book. Successful internship preparation and execution will ensure a smooth transition into a professional setting. Benefits:
• References to the Internet and digital communications are included
• Offers pragmatic applications of academic content knowledge to typical internship settings
• Prepares students to pursue possible, rather than probable internships.
• Includes often-overlooked communication skills that can make or break intern success
• Connects academic learning to real-world ethical challenges in the field
• Empowers a student to create internship opportunities on his or her own

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Editorial Reviews

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"I like the emphasis on professionalism, work standards, and ethics. The order of topics in chapters 1 though 8 is very logical from preparation to practice and finally assessment and evaluation. This will help prepare the students for their first internship experience."

"This book contains pertinent information for college students in their practicum and field experience. I can see the benefits for my 2nd year students as they complete their Student Teacher Participation. This book gives an overview of the important concepts when considering a field placement. I am impressed with the topics: Professional Standards, Code of Ethics, and Skills of Assimilation."

"The greatest strengths of this text are the inclusion of goal setting, theories to assist in moving from knowledge to practice, the encouragement of journaling and ethical considerations." - Jorja Davis, B.A.Ed., M.S.L.S., M.Ed, Instructor, Blinn College, Texas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418040833
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Bold is an Associate Professor at Texas Woman's University, and a member of: the National Council on Family Relations; Family Science Association; and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is a Certified Family Life Educator, accredited by the National Council on Family Relations, and serves on the National Advisory Panel for Family Information Services. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Family Magazine, and the Advisory Committee of the Child Development Program of Northeast Tarrant County College. She has been published in journals and newsletters of the National Council on Family Relations amd the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as journals on technology in higher education.

Lillian Chenoweth, Ph.D., is a Professor in Family Studies at Texas Woman's University. Lillian has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas A&M University, a M.S. in Family Economics from the University of Tennessee, and a B.S. in Home Economics Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She taught at Texas Woman's University for 26 years and previously served as Director of the TWU Child Development Center. She frequently teaches a undergraduate practicum class, which is a capstone class for Early Childhood, Family Studies, and Child Development majors. Lillian also helped develop an online Master's in Family Studies at TWU, which was approved by the National Council on Family Relations as preparation for becoming a Certified Family Life Educator.

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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Becoming a Family Sciences Professional Chapter 2: Practicum or Intership Placement Chapter 3: Integrating Practicum/Internship in the Family Profession Chapter 4: The Field Experience Chapter 5: Communication and Networking Chapter 6: Ethics and Policy Chapter 7: Assessment & Evaluation Chapter 8: After the Internship/What's Next? Appendix

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