ERIC Number: ED437471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
On Teacher Preparation and Support in Inclusive Schools. On Point...Brief Discussions of Critical Issues in Urban Education.
Ferguson, Dianne L.
As schools attempt to accommodate an increasing range of students with disabilities, linguistic differences, or other unique requirements, teachers worry about their preparation to deal with these differences. General education teachers do not always have the necessary background. Special education teachers may have only limited knowledge about the general curriculum and general education teaching practices. Two options are possible to solve this dilemma: (1) "hybrid" teachers with the capacity to work with general and special education students because of their training in both fields; and (2) to make groups of teachers collectively responsible for groups of diverse learners. A key feature of mixed-ability grouping practice is that teachers share working with all children and youth as part of a team. (SLD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Urban Education, Urban Schools
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(in English or Spanish).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. National Inst. for Urban School Improvement.