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ERIC Number: EJ925881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Essential Standards for Preparing Secondary Content Teachers to Effectively Teach Students with Mild Disabilities in Included Settings
Grskovic, Janice A.; Trzcinka, Sheila M.
American Secondary Education, v39 n2 p94-106 Spr 2011
Secondary content teachers are more likely than ever before to be asked to provide instruction for students with disabilities in their classrooms. Despite years of recommendations for curricular reform, general education teachers continue to report feeling ill-prepared to teach students with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to identify the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for preparing secondary content teachers to effectively teach students with mild disabilities. A national sample of experienced special education teachers working in secondary schools rated a modified version of the Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher Preparation Standards on their importance in general education teacher preparation. Thirty-one "essential" standards were identified and are recommended for inclusion in secondary teacher curricula. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A