ERIC Number: EJ604989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Theoretical Foundations of Professional Development in Special Education: Is Sociocultural Theory Enough?
De Valenzuela, J. S.; Connery, M. Cathrene; Musanti, Sandra I.
Remedial and Special Education, v21 n2 p111-20 Mar-Apr 2000
This article reviews sociocultural, multicultural, and critical pedagogical theories and suggests that an adequate and sufficient theoretical framework for professional development in special education must explicitly and directly address issues of power, discrimination, and relative status that underlie dilemmas of practice. It offers vignettes of such dilemmas, with reference to the 1998 Council for Exceptional Children's professional standards. (Contains extensive references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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