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ERIC Number: EJ887259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Uncertified (Waivered) Teachers: Who Are They?
Poel, Elissa Wolfe; Chinn, Kathleen
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v7 n2 p95-105 Aug 2004
The authors investigated the status of uncertified (waivered) teachers working in special education classrooms in the state of New Mexico. A survey was developed to gather information about (a) the cultural diversity of teachers and their students, (b) their educational background, (c) the relationship between teacher ethnicity and multicultural programming in the classroom, and (d) views of these individuals on alternative certification in special education. From the 208 surveys returned, information emerged that created a profile of the uncertified (waivered) teacher. The results suggest that there is a need to focus on training more qualified, licensed professionals in the field of special education. (Contains 5 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: New Mexico