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ERIC Number: EJ796426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Essential Special and General Education Teacher Competencies for Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Settings
Dingle, Mary; Falvey, Mary A.; Givner, Christine C.; Haager, Diane
Issues in Teacher Education, v13 n1 p35-50 Spr 2004
The passage of the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as the increased numbers of students with disabilities being educated part or full time in general education classes, create significant challenges for teacher preparation programs for both special and general education teachers. In response to legislative and policy changes, a growing number of schools and districts across the United States are adopting inclusive education models that integrate students with disabilities into the general education environment. However, important questions remain regarding the specific knowledge and skills needed by both general and special education teachers to effectively implement inclusive educational models. The purpose of this study was to identify and validate the essential competencies for special and general educators needed to effectively educate students with disabilities within inclusive settings. The authors examined the competencies considered essential by three critical stakeholder groups: school principals, special educators, and general educators. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act