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Author DeBettencourt, Laurie U.

Title Critical Issues in Training Special Education Teachers : a Special Issue of exceptionality
Published Hoboken : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (115 pages)
Contents Cover; Preface; Critical Issues in Training Special Education Teachers; Articles; The Meaning of Highly Qualified and a Clear Road Map to Accomplishment; The History of Failed Attempts; Why Do We Keep Attempting to Accomplish These Goals?; The Ambiguous NCLB Definition of Highly Qualified; An Appropriate Definition Of Highly Qualified; Challenges for Special Education; The Ambiguous NCLB Definition of Highly Qualified Professional Development; A Clear Road Map to Accomplishment; Conclusions; References; Comparisons of Traditionally and Alternatively Trained Teachers; Method
Classroom ObservationsPrincipals' Ratings and Teachers' Self-Reports; Participant Selection; Results; Participant Demographics; Observational Data; Principals' Ratings and Self-Reports; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Alternatively Licensing Career Changers To Be Teachers in the Field of Special Education: Their First-Year Reflections; Recruiting and Preparing of Special Education Teachers with Survival Skills; Method; Participants; Schools; Materials; Procedure; Results; Teaching Experiences; Mentoring Experiences; Professional Development Experiences; Discussion; Limitations
Future Alternative Licensure ProgramsConclusions; References; Reflections on 20 Years of Preparing Special Education Teachers; Changes in Educator Preparation; Changes in The Political Context; Changes in The Children, Youth, and Families we Serve; Conclusions; References
Summary First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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Subject Special education teachers -- Training of.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
Special education teachers -- Training of.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135479011