ERIC Number: ED347778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-18
Common Core of Knowledge and Skills Essential for All Beginning Special Education Teachers. Final Report. Submitted to the Council for Exceptional Children Professional Standards and Practices Committee by the Subcommittee on Knowledge and Skills.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Through literature reviews, discussions, and a survey of members of the Council for Exceptional Children, a common core of knowledge and skills essential for entry-level special education teachers was developed, composed of 107 statements in 8 categories. The categories include: (1) philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of special education; (2) characteristics of learners; (3) assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation; (4) instructional content and practice; (5) planning and managing the teaching and learning environment; (6) managing student behavior and social interaction skills; (7) communication and collaborative partnerships; and (8) professionalism and ethical practices. Appendixes provide an overview of the process of developing and conducting the survey and analyzing responses; a summary of frequencies of responses to survey statements; and a summary listing of responder comments by survey statement. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
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