ERIC Number: ED475927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Research, Students with Disabilities, and Technology: Guidelines for Teacher Educators.
Clark, Karen B.
This paper reviews research about the use of technology with students with disabilities to enhance behavior, monitor progress, and improve learning. It also provides helpful references for teacher educators. The belief that the appropriate use of technology can enhance learning for all students is reflected in different standards for teacher education programs. Standards, such as those developed by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and the Council for Exceptional Children are used for the accreditation of general and special teacher education programs. Other standards such as those developed by the International Society for Technology in Education provide more detailed descriptions of the competencies expected of both general and special education teachers. In light of these standards and the fact that all educators are likely to work with students with disabilities, teacher education programs are revising courses that prepare future teachers to use technology with all learners. These courses should be designed to reflect research-based practices. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of different uses of technology that support students with disabilities. The overview is organized according to specific classroom uses of technology with students with disabilities. These include: technology to enhance behavior, technology to monitor student learning, and technology to enhance academic achievement. In each section a potential use of technology is described along with a discussion on related research. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Special Needs Students, Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Technology Integration
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2002/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.