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Tesoriero, Gina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
In this dialogue with Phillip A. Boda's "Conceptualizing the margins into science education praxis:disability as case in point," I would like to continue the conversation on an equity-focused graduate course meant to prepare pre-service educators to value and leverage diversity in the classroom. While Boda's analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Science Education, Race, Ability, Equal Education
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Jones, Beth A.; Peterson-Ahmad, Maria B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
It is no question that preparing teachers to work with the many facets involved in special education is a daunting task. Upon entering the classroom on the first day, special education teachers are expected to be prepared (Sayeski, 2015) when presented with numerous responsibilities (Collins, Sweigart, Landrum, & Cook, (2017), including parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Gilham, Christopher M.; Tompkins, Joanne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, two teacher educators describe and explain how they are reconceptualizing a pre-service teacher education course on inclusion using disability studies in education (DSE) scholarship. The DSE approach better connects the oft-separated field of diversity and inclusion, and builds on the program's overall focus on equity education.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Equal Education
Intercultural Development Research Association, 2013
Many would agree on the primacy of a high quality education for social and economic health, democracy, and individual prosperity, but scarcely a week goes by that we do not hear that a quality education for all children is not possible. Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) and their partners are told that parents don't care;…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Family School Relationship
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Connor, David J. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
The article describes the work of critical special education scholars and teacher educators in the field of Disability Studies who challenge the fundamental assumptions on which special education is founded, illustrating implications for all educators. A brief history of the field acknowledges the enormity of the institutionalization of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, College Faculty, Special Education
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Teacher education programs (TEPs) are consistently challenged to respond to individual and collective growth. In addition, current demographic changes have forced these programs to address issues of quality and equity in measurable ways. As an African immigrant to the United States, I have been fortunate to be involved in these programs,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Blacks, Immigrants