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ERIC Number: ED296546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Inservice Training of Special Educators in Special Education Law.
Hardaway, Pamela
This research review examines the historical development of training programs for special education teachers, beginning with their apprenticeship at residential institutions for handicapped children. Federal legislation brought about reform in the preparation of special education teachers, by authorizing grants to universities and colleges to train personnel working with the handicapped. The need for inservice training was brought about by rapid changes in the field of special education, causing school systems, state education agencies, and professional organizations to seek to broaden and update the skills and knowledge of school personnel. Efforts are now being made to identify quality practices in the preparation of special education personnel. In conjunction with this, researchers have studied the topics of teacher competencies, teacher certification, and classroom problems, among others. Though few empirical studies were located concerning the legal aspects of Public Law 94-142, researchers have suggested that teachers should become more acquainted with the legal elements of their profession. (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A