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ERIC Number: EJ1170671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
CO-CREATE: Teachers' Voices to Inform Special Education Teacher Education
Young, Kirsty
Issues in Educational Research, v28 n1 p220-236 2018
Teacher education is under increasing scrutiny regarding the preparedness of graduates to work in the profession in the early years of their career. To inform a teacher education program on the issues affecting graduates working in the field of special education, 77 special education teachers and principals were surveyed. Findings highlight the importance of consultation and engagement with adults with a disability and the families of children with disabilities, in meaningful ways, such as Q&A sessions, tutoring, presentations and involvement in local support groups. The research seeks to add teachers' voices to uncover potential ways for universities to enhance course delivery for pre-service teachers wishing to work in special education. Six key areas emerged as necessary for inclusion in special education teacher education programs, summarised by CO-CREATE (Consult, Observe, Collaborate, Resource, Evaluate, Analyse, Technology integration and Engagement).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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