ERIC Number: ED266116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
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Information from Special Education Teachers for Improvement in Teacher Education Programs.
Leung, Esther K.
A study elicited opinions of and suggestions for special education teacher preparatory programs from Kentucky special education teachers. A total of 142 special education teachers in Kentucky responded to a 13 item questionnaire concerning the teachers' undergraduate and graduate level training, prevalent academic problems exhibited by their students, most effective instructional techniques, most effective classroom management strategies, most important skills for special education teachers, and professional development courses. Teachers felt that practical experience was the most valuable facet of teacher training and that a multitude of varied methods and materials was necessary to meet the unique needs of atypical pupils. The teachers suggested observing peers' classrooms and exchange of ideas among peers as an alternative to classroom lectures. Results of responses to each of the questions are discussed and displayed in tabular form. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky