ERIC Number: ED344379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Implementation of Professional Standards in Special Education: A National Study.
Cobb, Hazel B.; Horn, Charles J., Jr.
A sample of 1,000 members of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) was surveyed concerning their use of the CEC Standards for Professional Practice. Responses received from 381 members found that 51 had a copy of the standards and had used it, while 330 did not have a copy and had not used the standards. The "yes" respondents indicated that each of the 64 standards was used by at least one respondent. Three standards were used by more than 50% of the "yes" respondents: using appropriate methods and curricula, maintaining class size and case load, and keeping efficient and objective records. Highest frequency reasons for not using the standards were not knowing of their existence, and not knowing enough about professional ethics because it was not included in teacher preparation programs. The paper calls for the CEC to take leadership actions to disseminate knowledge about the standards. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Codes of Ethics, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children