ERIC Number: ED543818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 100
Teacher Preparation to Deliver Inclusive Services to Students with Disabilities: TQ Connection Issue Paper
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Reschly, Daniel J.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Teacher preparation to deliver inclusive services to students with disabilities is increasingly important because of changes in law and policy emphasizing student access to, and achievement in, the general education curriculum. Inclusion of students with disabilities in general education environments has a long history in special education law; however, recent developments have markedly enhanced the implementation of inclusive services as a means to improve the educational achievement and other outcomes of students with disabilities. This Issue Paper presents a brief review of the legal and policy foundations and best professional practices for inclusive services. It also provides a discussion of key components of inclusive services that should be incorporated in teacher preparation at the preservice and inservice levels. In addition, it offers an Inclusive Services Innovation Configuration, which can be used to evaluate general and special education teacher preparation and professional development programs. Appendix includes: Inclusive Services Innovation Configuration.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, General Education, Special Education, Educational Innovation, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Best Practices, Inservice Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Teacher Collaboration, Individualized Instruction, Access to Education, Learning Strategies, Student Behavior, Reading Instruction, Family School Relationship, Self Determination
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act