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ERIC Number: EJ789111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Breaking With Tradition: Providing Effective Professional Development for Instructional Personnel Supporting Students with Severe Disabilities
Lang, Margaret; Fox, Lise
Teacher Education and Special Education, v27 n2 p163-173 2004
The national landscape of education and professional development is changing. Instructional personnel of students with severe disabilities are frequently untrained, professionally isolated, and in need of current knowledge and best practice in programming for these students. This article describes the need for a shift from a reliance on the workshop model of professional development to a more sophisticated and comprehensive plan that offers instructional personnel alternative forms of professional development based on the desired outcomes of learning and the complexity of the needed instructional innovation. (Contains 2 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997