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ERIC Number: EJ1150396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
News from CEC: High-Leverage Practices in Special Education
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v49 n5 p355-360 May-Jun 2017
In fall 2014, the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Board of Directors approved a proposal from the Professional Standards and Practice Committee (PSPC) to develop a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for special education teachers. The CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education programs, provided a sub-award to CEC to support the project. The members of the HLP Writing Team included representatives from the PSPC, CEC's Teacher Education Division, CEEDAR, the Council for Chief State School Officers, and CEC staff. The fundamental purpose of CEC's HLP project was to identify improved methods for supporting special education teacher candidates as they learn to use effective practices in their classroom. Although effective teacher practices had previously been identified, these mainly comprised undifferentiated, overall lists with brief descriptions of each practice. The HLPs identified by the Writing Team directly apply to the classroom practices of teachers in K-12 settings. The HLPs (see Table 1) are organized around four aspects of practice: collaboration, assessment, social-emotional-behavioral practices, and instruction. Practices in these areas are integrated and reciprocal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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