ERIC Number: EJ617966
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Invited Commentary: Are We Thinking Big Enough Yet?
Ferguson, Dianne L.
Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, v25 n2 p117-18 Sum 2000
This commentary discusses some of the challenges teacher education programs face in preparing teachers for working with students with disabilities. Trends toward making teacher education more authentic, increasing opportunities for practicum experiences, and focusing on the abilities of teacher candidates to achieve student learning are highlighted. (Contains four references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Beginning Teachers, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Outcomes of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Teaching, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Series on Teacher Education.