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ERIC Number: EJ1120684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Influence of Parenting Experience on Special Education Teachers' Pedagogy
Koch, Katherine A.
International Journal of Special Education, v31 n3 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of teachers who have the dual role of parent and teacher of children with disabilities. Data were collected in a qualitative methodology through semi-structured interviews with participants about their experiences. Questions focused on how teachers 1) experienced their roles, 2) addressed role conflict, 3) experienced communication with parents of children with disabilities and their colleagues, and 4) their thoughts and experiences regarding their pedagogy. Two broad themes emerged: 1) things parents of students with disabilities need to know about special education teachers and 2) things special education teachers need to know about the parents of their students. Sub-themes were also identified. Suggestions for teacher professional development are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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