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ERIC Number: EJ888204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Including Special Needs Students in Ag Ed
Stair, Kristin S.; Moore, Gary E.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n4 p52-55 Apr 2010
Since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), the total population of students with special needs being served in schools has risen from 5 percent in 1976 to 8.6 percent in 2006. One of the greatest ramifications of the passage of this education legislation is the push toward creating classrooms where all students are educated together with a general education teacher. This practice is termed inclusion and has been designed to provide the most educational opportunities possible for students with disabilities. With the current trends in education, it is vitally important that teacher education programs be able to provide teachers with skills they need to become successful within the classroom. Many teachers are not specially trained to work with students with disabilities. This lack of training can result in a decrease in job satisfaction and increased stress for teachers who feel escalating pressure to balance testing requirements, accountability, and the needs of all their students. This article reports on the findings of a study involving secondary agriculture teachers on their use of effective strategies in teaching students with disabilities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Iowa; Kentucky; Tennessee; Texas; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act