ERIC Number: ED533558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing Teachers for Special Education in the United States: A Reflection
Eskay, M.; Onu, V. C.; Ugwuanyi, L.; Obiyo, N. O.; Udaya, J.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 4 p394-407 2012
Preparing teachers for special education in the United States is a reflection that is not merely another attempt to reinvent the wheel. Rather, it is an investigation to learn from the past, use applications today in order to secure concrete and measurable goals in the diversified future of special education in America. Several historical figures became the voice of individuals with disabilities when persons with disabilities were sequestered from society in America. They are modern day heroes and will be remembered for their courageous deeds to define the individual beyond their disability. While tremendous progress has been made, active preparation is essential for the future educators that will carry the torch of freedom, which is free and appropriate education and full inclusion for all students with disabilities in America.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational History, Special Needs Students, Advocacy, Civil Rights, Educational Legislation, School Law, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Alternative Teacher Certification, Individualized Education Programs, Hispanic American Students, Response to Intervention
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Kentucky; New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001