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Enculturation Into the Profession

Enculturation into the profession refers to the process by which undergraduate and graduate communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students acquire competence in skills needed as well as knowledge and beliefs central to the field. Anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel first used enculturation to describe how children learned to become adults in a particular culture. More recently, enculturation has been used to describe the process through which young adults in college learn to become members of a particular field of study. In the CSD field, there are actions by both supervisors and clinical educators and students that lead toward enculturation into the profession through clinical education. This entry presents a model of integrated clinical education, including a discussion of research on the learner and education in ...

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