ERIC Number: ED522905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Collaborative Engagement of Preservice Special Education Teachers and Social Workers
Palladino, John M.; Giesler, Mark A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) (Atlanta, GA, Feb 2010)
The "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) and related accrediting agencies (e.g., The Council for Exceptional Children) dictate the training of preservice teachers. Likewise, the accrediting agencies in the field of social work (e.g., The Council for Social Work Education) specify the content for aspirant school social workers, including disabilities studies. At present time, the academy typically educates preservice students in these two disciplines in separation. That is, preservice special education teachers and preservice school social workers rarely, if at all, interact. This "silo" division is unacceptable given the reality that once employed in the field, students from both of these disciplines will need to collaboratively interact on behalf of youth with disabilities. The purpose of this interactive presentation was to engage participants in a semi-structured conversation about how to purposefully overlap components of preservice special education teaching and school social work training. The intent was to provide collaborative exercises at the preservice level that mirror the necessary collaborations that should occur at the inservice level when addressing the needs of youth with disabilities.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987