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ERIC Number: ED531581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Instructional Challenges: Understanding the Needs of Novice Special Education Teachers. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers - Administrators [AII-04]
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development
Novice special education teachers struggle with many of the same pedagogical challenges as their general education counterparts. They often need help learning the curriculum, acquiring and adapting necessary materials, and addressing challenging student behavior. A complicating factor is that novice special education teachers typically have curricular responsibilities that span multiple content areas and grade levels. Some novice special education teachers report minimal preparation in the content areas, leaving them to spend much of their time learning content rather than thinking about how to design appropriate teaching strategies and routines to meet individual student needs. An understanding of novice special education teachers' concerns can help administrators prepare mentors and plan more relevant induction programs. This Brief looks at novice special education teachers' concerns related to instruction. It offers some suggestions that administrators might use to help new teachers succeed.
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. 1403 Norman Hall, P.O. Box 117050, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352- 273-4259; Fax: 352-392-5929; e-mail: NCIPP@coe.ufl.edu; Web site: http://ncipp.education.ufl.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development (NCIPP)