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ERIC Number: EJ889372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Personnel Preparation: Recurring Challenges and the Need for Action to Ensure Access to General Education
Delano, Monica E.; Keefe, Liz; Perner, Darlene
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v33-34 n4-1 p232-240 Win 2008-Spr 2009
All teacher preparation programs face serious challenges; however, programs that prepare teachers to work with students with extensive support needs face additional, unique challenges in preparing professionals to facilitate their students' development of functional skills and to ensure their access to the general education curriculum. The purpose of this article is to examine current issues in preparing teachers to work with students with extensive support needs. An examination of how philosophy, law, research, and certification requirements impact the content and structure of teacher preparation programs is provided. Suggestions for teacher educators are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A