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ERIC Number: EJ1014124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Advocating for Students with Disabilities at the School Level: Tips for Special Educators
Whitby, Peggy J. S.; Marx, Teri; McIntire, Jonathan; Wienke, Wilfred
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n5 p32-39 May-Jun 2013
Special education teachers have a professional obligation to advocate for students with disabilities to ensure students receive a meaningful, individualized education. However, there are potential risks teachers may face when attempting to advocate. Given that effective strategies for advocacy are not always included in special education pre-service preparation, special educators may not feel competent in advocating effectively. This article outlines several specific strategies special educators can use in practice, including concrete examples to help teachers avoid or respond to adversarial conflicts they might encounter. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A