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Gelman, Jennifer A.; Pullen, Patricia L.; Kauffman, James M. – Exceptionality, 2004
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (No Child Left Behind) Act is questioned with reference to the requirement that every state ensure that all special education teachers are highly qualified and are receiving high-quality professional development. The conclusion is that the act lacks clear definitions, realistic goals,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Bauer, Anne M.; Johnson, Lawrence J.; Sapona, Regina H. – Exceptionality, 2004
The preparation of special educators has changed dramatically since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was implemented. Special education teachers must deal with changes in the political contexts in which they work as well as changes in the children, youth, and families with whom they work. As a consequence of those changes, how we…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Special Education Teachers