ERIC Number: ED367618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Competencies, Skills, and Knowledge Teacher Education Programs Need To Teach the Inclusion Teacher.
Emporia State Univ., KS.
This project identifies the competencies and knowledge required by elementary and secondary teachers to accommodate the needs of an inclusive classroom. Utilizing a literature review and the results of surveys completed by teachers who had been successful while teaching in inclusion classrooms, a 10-member focus group developed the following competencies to be added to the curricula of the teacher education programs: (1) knowledge of foundations of education for pupils with diverse needs; (2) knowledge of how pupils with diverse cognitive, motor, and/or social/behavioral needs learn; (3) the ability to use appropriate assessment data to plan and implement instruction; (4) the ability to plan safe, positive, and supportive learning environments; (5) knowledge of principles and applications of instructional effectiveness; (6) competency in the processes needed to establish constructive pupil-teacher and pupil-pupil interpersonal relationships; (7) the ability to implement individual and group behavior management procedures; (8) knowledge of the principles related to the development of collaborative relationships with colleagues; (9) the ability to collaborate with parents; (10) knowledge of general management; and (11) the ability to cooperatively develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans. (LL)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS.
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); Inclusive Schools; Preservice Teachers
Note: Funded by Project Partnership: Restructuring Teacher Education to Meet the Needs of the Full Inclusion Classroom.