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Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation

Edited by: Paul T. Sindelar , Erica D. McCray , Mary T. Brownell , Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415893084
eBook ISBN: 9780203817032
Adobe ISBN: 9781136726330

10.4324/9780203817032
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Compilations of research on teacher preparation often include no more than a cursory mention of the specific roles and needs of special education teachers. Although the work that special education teachers perform does indeed differ from the work of classroom teachers, teacher preparation in the two fields has much in common. The purpose of this seven-part handbook is to expand our knowledge of teacher education broadly by providing an in-depth look at the most up-to-date research on special education teacher preparation. Opening chapters ground the collection in political and economic context, while subsequent sections delve deeply into issues related to the current state of our special education workforce and offer insights into how to best prepare and sustain that workforce. Ultimately, by illuminating the particularities of special education teacher preparation, this landmark handbook addresses the state of current research in the field and sets an agenda for future scholarship.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Policy and Economic Contexts of Teacher Education Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Federal Support for Personnel Development in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Patterns of Licensure for Special Education Teachers Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Preparing Teachers to Work With Students With Disabilitiess Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Teacher Demand, Supply, and Shortage in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Recruiting and Retaining Teachers and Administrators in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Equity Challenges in the Accountability Age Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Examining Indicators of Teacher Education Program Quality Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Working Together Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Field Experiences and Instructional Pedagogies in Teacher Education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Technology and Teacher Education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Preparing Teachers to Work With Diverse Populations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Alternative Routes to Special Education Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Preparing Special Educators to Teach Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Special Education Teacher Preparation in Classroom Organization and Behavior Management Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Research on the Preparation of Teachers of Students With Severe Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Teacher Preparation for Students Who Demonstrate Challenging Behaviors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Preparation of Teachers for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Personnel Preparation in Visual Impairment Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Educator Preparation Within the Context of School-Wide Positive Behavior and Academic Supports Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Preparing Secondary Special Educators and Transition Specialists Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Dimensions of Teacher Quality in General and Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Qualitative Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The “Wicked Question” of Teacher Education Effects and What to Do About It Download PDF
Appendix_Discussion_Questions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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