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ERIC Number: EJ786188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0015-511X
Framing the Progress of Collaborative Teacher Education
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Pugach, Marlene C.
Focus on Exceptional Children, v39 n6 p1 Feb 2007
In this article, the authors advance 10 postulates describing what they believe to be true about collaboration in special education: (1) Collaboration in teacher education is possible; (2) Collaborative programs can be initiated from many departure points; (3) Collaboration requires real time for communication; (4) Supportive leadership is essential; (5) New programs occur in conjunction with strong school partnerships; (6) It is possible to work with State Departments of Education; (7) Even if some people do not buy into the changes, progress can be made; (8) Evaluation is an important component of program development; (9) Collaborative programs can be responsive to the community surrounding the university/college; and (10) Collaboration forces a confrontation with new or alternative conceptions of teaching and learning. These postulates lead to the following questions: (1) How will we define special education?; (2) How appropriate is the diversity umbrella?; (3) What is the role of faculty development?; and (4) How important is program evaluation? (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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