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ERIC Number: EJ1108455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
CEC's Policy on Educators with Disabilities
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v48 n6 p311-312 Jul-Aug 2016
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) supports educators with disabilities including faculty, teacher candidates, and teachers in classrooms, schools, and institutions of higher education. Many educators with disabilities have learned resiliency, overcoming adversity to succeed academically. However, without appropriate support this is often an individual struggle. Educators with disabilities offer a unique and powerful set of experiences and insights into the needs of the children, youth, and families they serve. Supporting educators with disabilities facilitates the recruitment and retention of talented people who effectively serve children, youth, and their families. Therefore, CEC calls for the provision of strategic supports during recruitment, hiring, practice, and evaluation for educators with disabilities across all educational environments. This article outlines the criteria that make up CEC's policy with respect to educators with disabilities. Criteria subject areas include: Disclosure, Privacy, and Self-Advocacy, Self-Identity, Supports and Accommodations, and Legal Responsibilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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