ERIC Number: ED384586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping Secondary Teacher Training for the 21st Century: A Practical Approach To Promoting Success with At-Risk Students and with Mildly Disabled Special Education Students in the Regular Classroom.
Logan, Dorothy D.
This paper proposes recommendations for the training of teachers for the 21st century based on a Newton (Iowa) project to improve and broaden the skills of secondary education teachers for working with special needs students in regular classrooms. The paper calls for a practical and positive approach to defining disabilities, to summing up the rationale and the laws governing delivery of the services, and to presenting effective instructional strategies. Teacher training, it argues, must commence with the capturing of the students' attention by involving them in how it feels to be handicapped. This should be followed by the presentation of a practical text that can serve as a guide not only during preparation but also on into the actual teaching career. Simultaneously students must get into quality classrooms for observations and hands-on experience, and they must thoroughly research current issues. Finally, the paper suggests, technology will play a key role in quality college training to produce confident and competent teachers who will be part of the effort resulting in a minimum of discipline problems in the classroom and the education of all students to their maximum potential. (Contains 16 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Field Experience Programs, Futures (of Society), High School Students, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Legal Responsibility, Mild Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa