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ERIC Number: EJ1068702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Faculty Perceptions of Expertise among Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities
Ruppar, Andrea; Roberts, Carly; Olson, Amy Jo
Teacher Education and Special Education, v38 n3 p240-253 Aug 2015
Given recent increased attention to teacher evaluation, it is imperative to understand the expertise teachers need to educate students with severe disabilities. In this grounded theory study, the authors interviewed nine special education faculty who specialize in severe disabilities about the job-related skills and qualities exhibited by expert teachers of students with severe disabilities. The results indicate that in addition to systematic and student-centered instruction, expert teachers of students with severe disabilities are guided by a set of non-negotiable principles regarding inclusion and the dignity and value of students with severe disabilities. Implications for teacher preparation and evaluation are discussed.
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Language: English
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