ERIC Number: ED243255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Professional and Ethical Issues Related to Teaching Behaviorally Impaired Students.
Smith, Carl R.; McGinnis, Ellen
A paper on professional and ethical issues involved in teaching behaviorally impaired students is followed by reactions of seven administrators, educators, teachers, and specialists. The paper begins with a review of the literature on teacher competencies and personality traits and notes the importance of such attributes as skill in educational diagnosis and sensitivity to the student's needs. Obstacles to maintaining professionalism in the field of teaching behaviorally disordered students, such as learned helplessness and difficulties in accountability are considered. Factors shown in the research to be linked with teaching success are reviewed, and the rights to be gained through professionalism (including increased administrative support) are noted. Reactions to the paper reveal the perspectives of classroom teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty. (CL)
Support System Project for Behaviorally Impaired, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583 ($2.25, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: In: Peterson, R., Ed. and Rosell, J., Ed. Current Topics in the Education of Behaviorally Impaired Children. Lincoln, NE, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982. Chapter 2. For related documents, see EC 162 160-168.