ERIC Number: EJ548275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Changing Role of Special Educators: A Development Waiting for a Change.
Ferguson, Dianne L.; Ralph, Ginevra R.
Contemporary Education, v68 n1 p49-51 Fall 1996
As students with disabilities are included in regular classrooms, special educators' roles shift from classroom teacher to specialist, support, consultative, and itinerant roles. The paper examines the shift, noting implications for teacher education and inservice development that encourage preparation of all teachers with a common core of knowledge and capacity. (SM)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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