ERIC Number: EJ694050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Special Education Teacher Preparation in Belgium, Russia, and United States: A Comparative Study
Judge, Sharon; Oreshkina, Maria
Teacher Education and Special Education, v27 n3 p240-250 Sum 2004
This article describes the nature and current status of special education teacher preparation in Belgium, Russian, and United States. Findings from in-depth qualitative interviews, observations and analysis of documents were used to examine the difference perspectives on the preparation of special educators within higher education settings. Cross-national differences were found among the programs due to special education reform efforts and the cultural, sociopolitical, and historical beliefs of each country. Common features and content of study programs in special education are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Politics of Education, Educational History, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Russia; United States