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Shepherd, Katharine G.; Fowler, Susan; McCormick, Jazarae; Wilson, Cynthia L.; Morgan, Daniel – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Over the years, a variety of political, social, and other contextual factors have contributed to the expansion of roles for PK-12 special educators, leading to a complex set of challenges and opportunities that must be addressed as the field of special education looks to the future. Today's special educators need to collaborate with general…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Policy
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Robb, Susan Mortorff; West, Jane; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
The roles and obligations of teacher educators have expanded substantially in recent years. Expectations have increased because of national concerns about the overall achievement results of all students and because of specific federal mandates--expressed in reauthorizations of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals With Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Dooley, Elizabeth A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
Many universities are grappling with the issue of diversifying the faculty lines in higher education. While this appears to be a global issue across disciplines, those of us who are in special education may find it to be of greater concern because special education legislation, the Individuals with disabilities Act (IDEA) strongly supports…
Descriptors: Special Education, Diversity (Faculty), Ethnicity, Faculty Recruitment